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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 ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #23

On Wednesday, September 15, we held the 23rd 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 #23 At the meeting, we discussed the following. Clicking on the text will bring you to the time in the… [ Keep reading ]

We are funding increased King County Water Taxi service to and from West Seattle this winter!

We worked with King County Metro to reach an agreement which will provide increased King County water taxi service to and from West Seattle this fall and winter. Under this agreement, the West Seattle water taxi will continue to operate at summertime service levels from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week! The Water Taxi’s summer sailing schedule was set to… [ Keep reading ]

Talk with us! Call our new multilingual phone service for West Seattle Bridge information

Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa  Do you speak Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa ? Call us today to learn more about the West Seattle Bridge and tell us what you think. The phone line is available at 206-400-7511.  To use the phone service, follow these steps:  Call 206-400-7511 Listen to the menu until you hear your language and press the number for it. Wait for… [ Keep reading ]

Learn what is happening with the West Seattle Bridge closure in a new video!

The video is available with subtitles in eight languages: English, Spanish, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Oromo, and Vietnamese.   Check out the video to:  Learn more about the West Seattle Bridge closure See how SDOT is responding in partnership with community members Learn what you can do to help reduce congestion and impacts on your neighbors. The bridge is on schedule and on track to open in mid-2022. With… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Celebrating the color and joy local artists bring to Seattle

Summary: Crews installed a colorful crosswalk in South Park as part of the 8th Ave S Sidewalk Improvements project. On a tour of the West Seattle Bridge, Duwamish River Artist Residency learned about the bridge’s history and got to see the city from a new angle. We sat down with… [ Keep reading ]

‘Priority Hire’ approval to create local construction jobs for West Seattle Bridge repairs

USDOT approval paves the way for federal funds and direct support in economically distressed communities. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the City of Seattle’s request to use “Priority Hire”, requiring that the contractor repairing the West Seattle Bridge hire from local economically distressed communities as it works to… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Deck scanning on the Spokane St Viaduct may cause slowdowns

We’re doing a “deck scan” of the Spokane St Viaduct to see if we need to do any work to keep it in good condition. **Updated 8/31/21** The Spokane St Viaduct is the elevated street structure between the West Seattle Bridge and I-5 over Georgetown and SoDo. It’s currently open for traffic. A deck scan is one way we understand the condition… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #22

On Thursday, August 12, we held the 22nd 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 #22 At the meeting, we discussed the following. Clicking on the text will bring you to the time in the… [ Keep reading ]

We’ll upgrade the Highland Park Way SW and SW Holden St intersection after the West Seattle Bridge reopens

Summary When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the Highland Park neighborhood and the Highland Park Way SW and SW Holden St intersection became part of a detour route. We immediately installed a traffic signal at the intersection to keep people moving safely and efficiently along the detour route. Thanks… [ Keep reading ]