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Mayor Durkan and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force addressed individual, community, small business, and industry needs alongside environmental justice in August 19 meeting

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force is one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions. Community Task Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle and nearby communities. In the latest Community Task Force meeting on August 19,… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT selects HNTB to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, a necessary step for all repair or replacement scenarios.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone in our work to restore mobility to West Seattle, the Duwamish Valley, and other communities impacted by the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Through the Request for Qualifications process, we’ve selected the infrastructure solutions firm HNTB Corporation to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement. This work will be needed… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Weekend work in West Seattle

This weekend, August 8-9, we’ll be working throughout West Seattle to improve safety along detour routes. Since the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure, we’ve implemented 170+ improvements to keep people moving across the Duwamish and throughout West Seattle, including adding new speed radar signs to Sylvan Way SW last weekend…. [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the sixth time yesterday!

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force is one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions. Community Task Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle and nearby communities. At yesterday’s meeting, we shared progress and solicited feedback on three significant projects that the Community Task… [ Keep reading ]

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 of cracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge observed in late March, leading us to immediately remove all traffic, has been no exception. As public safety is our number one priority, we immediately jumped into action to slow cracking, determine the structural state of the bridge, and to… [ 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 will likely have a hefty price tag that will require close partnership and support at both the State and federal levels. Last week we shared the framework of our cost-benefit analysis to help 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

The initial structural analysis of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge is complete, and our engineers, bridge consultants, and the Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) are all in agreement that repairing the High-Rise Bridge is still possible. 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 ]