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SDOT seeks City interfund loan to cover 2020 and Q1 2021 expenses, sets up new Capital Improvement Program for West Seattle Bridge Program.

2020 has been a year brimming with unanticipated, unprecedented, and consequently, unbudgeted challenges. The rapid growth ofcracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeobservedin late March, leadingus toimmediatelyremovealltraffic,has been no exception.As public safety is our number one priority, we immediatelyjumped into action toslow cracking,determine the structural state of the bridge, andto… [ Keep reading ]

New speed radar signs coming to Sylvan Way SW to slow down speeders

Today, July 31, 2020, is the last day to fill out your Reconnect West Seattle Survey and Neighborhood Prioritization Ballots. The online surveys and ballots close at midnight tonight. Paper ballots and surveys will still be accepted. We’re working every angle to keep people moving across the Duwamish and throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Traffic and Revenue Study will help inform funding options for West Seattle Bridge Program

Let’s face it,all options to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge willlikelyhave a hefty price tagthat will require close partnership and support at both the State and federal levels. Last week we shared theframeworkofour cost-benefit analysistohelp guide the city’s decision to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise… [ Keep reading ]

Crews have completed an important West Seattle Bridge construction milestone, allowing the next phase of stabilization work to begin

After months of hard work, we have reached an important milestone in our efforts to stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. Our bridge stabilization contractor has finished raising the four platforms which allow crew members to begin work on several measures intended to slow cracking. While structural analysis indicates… [ Keep reading ]

City to conduct a limited test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on July 25 as part of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge emergency planning

Updated on 7/23/2020 with information about test scheduled for 7/25/2020. Initial post included information for WEA test on 6/26/2020. On July 25 at 12 noon, the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will send a test message through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. This test is not linked… [ Keep reading ]

Cost-benefit analysis will inform City’s decision to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

Theinitial structural analysis of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge is complete,andour engineers,bridgeconsultants, and theTechnical Advisory Panel(TAP)are all in agreement thatrepairingthe High-Rise Bridgeisstillpossible. Now we must decide whether the repair or a replacement option is the best path to restoring travel across the Duwamish. Just last week, the TAP released an… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan declares the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge a City emergency at a critical juncture, opening the possibility of state and federal assistance and new ability to expedite contracts and services.

Understanding state and federal investments will be an essential resource, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed a proclamation of civil emergency regarding the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and follow-on impacts, and signed an additional emergency order requesting state and federal assistance.   The emergency proclamation signed by Mayor Durkan today… [ Keep reading ]

Our Precautionary Plan to Repair and Preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge to Ensure it Continues to Play Essential Role

While we have written a lot about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge which is undergoing stabilization measures as we continue to analyze repair or replacement options, we have also been continuing to focus on creating a precautionary plan to repair and preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as… [ Keep reading ]

Together, let’s #ReconnectWestSeattle!

The unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge dramatically impacted West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Today we are launching Reconnect West Seattle and your voice is needed before July 31 deadline.   We have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the West Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is looking into every possible option to pay for repairing or replacing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

We are continuing to pursue all options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as quickly as possible. Last week, our construction crews began work on the initial bridge stabilization which is a necessary first step toward either repairing or replacing the bridge. Meanwhile, we are still working to better understand whether repairing the… [ Keep reading ]