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Best of the Year | 2021 was a year of major achievements for Seattle’s transportation system – check out our top highlights, plus a brief look-ahead to 2022!

Summary: 2021 was a year of major achievements, as well as work to address numerous challenges head-on. This Blog post includes 15 highlights from the past year, as well as a brief preview of 2022. Please read on to learn more, or click on the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge team lifted the first work platforms over the weekend to help advance final bridge repairs

This past weekend we hoisted the first two of four hanging work platforms to the underside of the West Seattle Bridge so our team can work on the exterior of the bridge during the final phase of repairs this year. The lifts began on Saturday, January 8 at 8 AM… [ Keep reading ]

A former “flume” property in Georgetown will be transformed to create a new off-leash dog park and community walking, biking, and rolling connection

We’re happy to share that the Seattle City Council Transportation & Utilities Committee voted today to approve the transfer of a currently unused “flume” site in Georgetown from Seattle City Light to Seattle Parks & Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation. What does this mean for the nearby community?… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan celebrates that final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs is underway, keeping City on track to reopen the bridge in mid-2022

Editor’s Note: A video of the press conference held today (November 29, 2021) can be viewed below. It is also available to view on YouTube. Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the SDOT team celebrated the final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs beginning and SDOT being on schedule to reopen the bridge at full strength next year. “Since March… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #25

On Wednesday, November 10, we held the 25th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #25 We discussed the following at the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring you… [ Keep reading ]

As we prepare to reopen the West Seattle bridge in mid-2022, we’re also analyzing viable options to replace the bridge long-term when the time comes.

Summary In November 2020, we made the decision to repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge). We also continued planning for an eventual replacement and analyzed five replacement options using a detailed set of criteria. We found the on-line and hybrid replacement options (more on those below) to be… [ Keep reading ]

Our Quarterly Update on Reconnect West Seattle

Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle Bridge, which affected West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities in many, varied ways. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the bridge closure and, at the same time, reduce the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #24

On Thursday, October 14, we held the 24th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #24 In the meeting, we held a dedicated moment of silence for three community members recently killed in traffic collisions. … [ Keep reading ]

New! ‘Flip Your Trip West Seattle’ encourages use of transit, vanpool, shared bikes and scooters during the West Seattle Bridge closure

Starting today, people who live or work in West Seattle can visit FlipYourTrip.org to sign up for a comprehensive travel options program that includes a $25 sign-up bonus for free rides on transit and scooter/bike-share, or free vanpool fares. The program also offers trip planning assistance, special informational events, as well as an opportunity to earn more free rides. We launched Flip Your Trip West Seattle to support people in getting around without driving… [ Keep reading ]