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One year in: A look back at the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

At 7 PM on the night of Monday, March 23, 2020, a few final cars passed over the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The decision to close the high bridge due to accelerated concrete cracking was necessary for public safety, but at the same time brought immediate challenges to communities in West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley. For many people and businesses, the bridge is more than a piece of infrastructure. It functions… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | As part of Reconnect West Seattle, we’re paving this weekend in South Park & Highland Park. Part of 1st Ave S will be temporarily closed.

Summary Weather permitting, crews will begin paving work this weekend at two locations: South Park: 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and SW Kenyon St Highland Park: Intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW Paving will take place between 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in both locations. Part of the Reconnect West Seattle package of… [ Keep reading ]

We’re seeking federal funding sources to support rapid repair of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

We are focused squarely on completing necessary repairs to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to the public as quickly as possible, while keeping public safety as our top priority. To support this effort, we are working to secure all necessary funding for the upcoming high bridge rehabilitation project – including federal, state and local funding… [ Keep reading ]

A note of thanks to West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Communities

Dear West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, It’s been a tough year. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take its toll around the globe, your communities suddenly faced another major challenge: the emergency closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, 2020. Here we are. One year later. While… [ Keep reading ]

Together with over 1,000 community members in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park, we’ve finalized Home Zone Plans and started construction

Summary  When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown experienced a large increase in detour traffic.  We created a Home Zone for each of these neighborhoods, engaging community members to help decide on projects that would improve safety and mobility.  With input from almost 1,000 people across the three… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #17

On Wednesday, March 10, we held the 17th 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 #17 The meeting came as we announced reaching the preliminary design milestone for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) this… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge milestone: Repair remains on track as we begin search for contractor for final phase of construction

Summary We have reached the preliminary design milestone for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) this week. This important step allows us to begin the selection process for a private contractor to make improvements to the high bridge and Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge). We’ll select the most qualified contractor and bring them on… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Helping you plan ahead for upcoming Washington State Department of Transportation work on the 1st Ave S Bridge (SR 99 / SR 509 Duwamish River Bridge)

Upcoming WSDOT work will result in lane reductions and closures for southbound 1st Ave S Bridge: All southbound lanes will be closed from 9 PM to 6 AM on the nights of Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 Two of four southbound lanes will be closed continuously from noon on Wednesday, March 10 to noon on Monday, March 15 All southbound lanes will be closed from 9 PM to 5 AM on the nights of Sunday, March 14 and Monday,… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle community representatives advocate for more vehicle access to the Spokane Street Swing Bridge, helping SDOT to make tough decisions

There has been some confusion lately about how decisions are made regarding lower bridge access, and we want to help clear that up. We knew that in order to ensure quick emergency response in West Seattle we had to limit the number of cars that could travel on the low… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Work on West Marginal Way starting this weekend; Lane reduction near railroad tracks at SW Idaho St

What, When, and Where Starting this weekend, Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. our crews will be repairing pavement at abandoned railroad tracks on West Marginal Way. This work may continue the two following weekends, February 27-28, and March 6-7. This work is weather-dependent. The railroad tracks are located about 1 mile south of the… [ Keep reading ]