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New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoringsysteminstallationisnearly completeonthe West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared ouremergency response planthat we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuationFall Zonecan be a little frightening,and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Two-way traffic restored on NW 54th St and NW Locks Pl in Ballard

On Saturday, May 9, NW 54th St & NW Locks Pl will be restored to two-way traffic! As part of the Ballard Multimodal Corridor project, work along NW Market St and NW 54th St is underway to improve sidewalks, signals and crossings, pave roadways, and complete transit improvements. To allow… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Paving began on N 50th Street & N 40th Street in Green Lake & Wallingford

6/4/2020 Update: We are planning to pave N 40th St on June 8 and 9. Green Lake & Wallingford neighbors, are you curious about what’s happening on N 50th Street and N 40th Street? Last summer, as a part of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multimodal Improvements project,… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Interagency Task Force prepares unified response in case of emergency

Graphics updated on 5/4/2020 at 3:50pm The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains stable, and the growth of cracks has slowed since we removed traffic on March 23. This is, however, an evolving situation. With safety as our number one priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we want everyone… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Selects West Seattle High-Rise Bridge stabilization contractor to carry out key repairs

We’re moving forward with West Seattle High-Rise Bridgestabilization.The Cityused emergency contracting authority tomove with urgency in selectingaconstruction contractorto carry outPhase 1stabilizationwork. We’re happy to announce that KraemerNorth Americahas been selected forPhase 1 construction and work is already underway. There are three phases of repair for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge:… [ Keep reading ]

Wrapping up the final phase of the 35th Ave NE project

We’re wrapping up the final phase of the 35thAve NE project, and it will be completed as soon as Monday April 27. Most of the work was completed in 2019, but there are a few remaining items to complete the project in its entirety. In this final phase we’re installing… [ Keep reading ]

Improving 5-way intersection by Spokane Street Low Bridge

Keeping people moving through West Seattle is one of our top priorities during the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Concurrently, our other priorities aremaintaining public safety, stabilizing the high-rise bridge,assessing repair feasibly, maintaining the Spokane Low Bridge, and clear communication and transparency. Our traffic engineers are evaluating intersections and arterial… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge: An update on Pier 18

Tostabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge andpotentially helpprevent further cracking,we needtoreplace thelateral bearings onPier 18. Last week weshared the newsthattraffic won’t be returning to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in 2020 or 2021and that we don’t yet know if repairing the bridge is feasible. We knowthe bridge closurehas profound implications… [ Keep reading ]

Safety First – A Shared West Seattle Bridge Safety Management Plan

Just like when a winter storm approaches, we’re implementing a safety checklist to make sure that we’re prepared for the most challenging scenarios a deteriorating West Seattle Bridge could present. Earlier this week, we shared the news that traffic likely won’t return to the West Seattle Bridge in 2020… [ Keep reading ]

An Update on Efforts to Stabilize and Shore the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, While more Information is Needed to Determine Long-term Future

Since we closed the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, we’ve been working tirelessly to determine next steps and share that information with everyone who uses and depends on the bridge. Today we want to share what we know as of now and our plans moving forward as part… [ Keep reading ]