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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 ]

The City of Seattle has received additional Federal resources for West Seattle Bridge repair!

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has selected the West Seattle Bridge project to receive $12 million from a competitive statewide federal grant program for local bridges. The City has now secured Federal funding for 70% of work and remains on schedule to reopen bridge in mid-2022! Building on… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you for joining us at our West Seattle Bridge virtual public meeting!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the West Seattle Bridge Program virtual public meeting yesterday! We appreciate those who joined us online to hear updates about the ongoing repair effort on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge), expanded access on the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), and our work to improve access to and around West Seattle through the Reconnect… [ Keep reading ]

60 new speed humps installed to increase safety in neighborhoods along West Seattle Bridge detour

Join us tomorrow, July 21, at 5:30 PM for a virtual public meeting to discuss bridge repair, low bridge access, and travel options around West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley. You can find more information here. We installed 60 new speed humps in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park to increase… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #21

On Wednesday, July 14, we held the 21st 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 #21 At this meeting, we announced our plans for a new bike lane on… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Changes coming to West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW intersection

Starting this weekend, people traveling through the intersection of West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW will see us working on improvements to make the intersection more accessible, efficient, and safe. Our crews will start the work this weekend and continue for the next several weekends until the work is done. At this intersection, we will: Remove existing raised traffic islands to create a new northbound… [ Keep reading ]