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Best of the Month | Welcoming our new director, reopening the West Seattle Bridge, reflecting on a Week Without Driving, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from September.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – September 2022 Summer outreach recap: Thank you for coming out and speaking with us at community events!  Roadside Chat | Welcoming… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge reopens after 2 ½-year closure

Stronger, safer bridge returns to the Seattle transportation network. The West Seattle Bridge reopened to the public tonight after being closed 2 ½ years for repairs by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The main bridge entrances opened to traffic and crews continued to remove barricades at the other on-ramps… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell, Sen. Cantwell, Rep. Jayapal, tribes, dignitaries commemorate successful West Seattle Bridge repair ahead of reopening

As we prepare to reopen the West Seattle Bridge on Sunday, elected officials and other dignitaries gathered at Terminal 18 Park on Harbor Island to commemorate the end of construction and return to service of the stronger, safer West Seattle Bridge. Several attendees from all levels of government and the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge passes strength test, confirming the bridge is safe and ready to open this weekend

We have completed our analysis of strength tests conducted earlier this week on the West Seattle Bridge, and the bridge has passed its final safety test. This data confirms the bridge is strong, safe, and ready to reopen on Sunday, September 18, as planned. Earlier this week, we conducted load… [ Keep reading ]

Load testing complete; West Seattle Bridge remains on track to reopen Sunday, Sept. 18

This week, we completed our load testing process on the West Seattle Bridge, bringing us another step closer to reopening the bridge to the public in just 4 days! This blog post highlights the ways we continue to frequently monitor, inspect, and test the bridge to ensure it stays safely… [ Keep reading ]

Ahead of the September 18 reopening, crews are finishing up major maintenance work on the West Seattle Bridge

Construction crews on the West Seattle Bridge are finishing several key maintenance activities. While crews were hard at work on final bridge repairs – including epoxy crack injection, carbon-fiber wrapping, and a new post-tensioning system – we also completed various maintenance activities to prepare the bridge for reopening. By completing… Filed Under: SDOT, Traffic and Construction, West Seattle BridgeTagged With: , , , , , ,

Best of the Month | Honoring the Americans with Disabilities Act, designing a better Aurora Ave N, exploring Seattle’s bridges, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from August. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – August 2022  In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, here are some ways we help make Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve removed the hanging work platforms from the West Seattle Bridge as we near completion of repairs and get ready for September 18 reopening

Over the weekend, West Seattle Bridge construction crews removed the final two hanging work platforms that were attached to the bridge for repair access. Removing the work platforms signals repair work is nearing completion as we prepare to reopen the bridge on Sunday, September 18. The work platforms were lifted… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge is expected to reopen on September 18

The bridge is stronger and safer now that we have repaired cracking and added nearly 60 miles of steel cable “backbone” to the bridge. Please note: This blog post is also available in several languages via the links below, including Amharic, Spanish, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and Chinese… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Connecting with you at community events, making progress on the West Seattle Bridge, celebrating Levy achievements, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from July.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – July 2022 It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!  We’re attending community events this summer – come chat with us about… [ Keep reading ]