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BEST OF FALL 2022 | New community chess park, Green Lake Outer Loop, safer streets, and more!

1,200 words | 6-minute read NEW: We’re crafting seasonal summaries of Team SDOT’s work across town. Read on to learn how we’ve made getting around the city safer, easier, and – hopefully – more fun, in the fall of 2022. Enjoy! Quick links to stories below: MAKING BIKE ROUTES FOR… [ Keep reading ]

A Better Detour for People Biking During Spokane St Swing Bridge Emergency Closure

Related Updates: Bridge repair update: Crews have repaired 500 feet of damaged power conduit on the Spokane St Swing Bridge and are preparing to remove a damaged 15,000-pound hydraulic turning cylinder. Read more. Read about other resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure. This is part… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (January 12, 2023): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: Below you can find ‘drop-down’ links to each individual board and committee, as well as general information about the application process: Promoting… [ Keep reading ]

Resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure

Update (January 3, 2022) Our crew of bridge engineers and technical experts have been in the bridge every day since the bridge was damaged during last week’s storm. Click here for a detailed update on the repairs we’ve completed so far. In addition to engineers and technical experts working to… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge remains closed while SDOT repairs machinery damaged after ice storm power outage

Closure for people biking, walking, and driving and freight traffic will last minimum of 2 weeks. The Spokane St Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) will remain closed for at least two weeks while our crews continue working to repair mechanical issues that intensified after a power outage during the ice storm… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve expanded the bus-only hours in Interbay along 15th Ave W and Elliott Ave W

Editor’s Note (Jan. 24, 2023): The expanded bus-only hours took effect on Monday, January 23, 2023. Crews also updated signs along the street to note the change. This blog post has been updated to reflect the change taking effect. Summary at-a-glance: Check out our blog post from October 2022 to… [ Keep reading ]

We applied for a $2 million federal grant for data-driven curb space management

Summary: Since 2010, we’ve been a national leader in managing public curb space and using data to inform on-street parking rates. We’ve submitted a new $2 million federal grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to build on this success and extend our data-driven approach to commercial vehicle… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | East Marginal Way project reaches major milestone! We’re hiring a contractor to start construction on safety and freight mobility improvements in 2023.

Summary: We are improving East Marginal Way with your Levy to Move Seattle dollars! The project is divided into three parts, and we are starting the process of hiring a contractor to construct the first part – the North Segment – which runs from S Spokane St to S Atlantic… [ Keep reading ]

On-street paid parking summer rate adjustments take effect on July 11. Plus, pay by phone option now available for commercial vehicle load zones.

Summary: On Monday, July 11, on-street paid parking rate adjustments in Seattle will take effect. Rates are set based on real-world data to help ensure enough parking spots are available at locations around the city at various times of day. Overall, rates remain low at many locations, with approximately 75%… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Starting in 2023, we’ll pave 15th Ave W/NW and complete important maintenance & preservation work on the Ballard Bridge. Find out how to stay informed and share feedback as we work with the community to minimize impacts during construction next year.

In 2023, we will begin construction on 15th Ave W/NW from W Emerson St (in Interbay) to NW 57th St (in Ballard). This includes paving and work on the Ballard Bridge deck. This will restore good street conditions on this important corridor that connects Ballard, Interbay, Queen Anne, and Magnolia…. [ Keep reading ]