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1st Ave S On-ramp Going Away!

REMINDER – REMINDER – REMINDER Monday, May 17th, crews close the 1st Ave S on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge – not out of spite, rather to make room for the new!!  The existing ramp has to come down as crews widen this section of upper roadway, referred to as… [ Keep reading ]

Why are all those people just standing around looking in the hole?

Why are all those people just standing around?  Why aren’t they working?  Reasonable  questions.  Actually, all those people are working and each and every one of them is there for a reason. They represent all the concerns involved in determining the work to be done in “the hole.”  More than… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Annual Report…Hot off the e-Press

SDOT has just published its 2009 Annual Report detailing the work the department’s been involved in over the past year. Each year the report highlights the programs and services SDOT offers and checks in on the progress of our initiatives. It’s a great resource to learn more about the vast… [ Keep reading ]

Pictures Speak Louder…

Just a note to say that construction to build the new eastbound 4th Ave S off-ramp from the S Spokane St Viaduct is looking good – from both above and below! To see more pictures of progress visit recent SDOT Blog S Spokane St project posts.

Fourth Avenue Reconstruction Nearly Complete

Since September 2009, SDOT contractor C.A. Carey Construction Company has been tackling the daunting task of completely reconstructing Fourth Avenue between South Jackson Street and Olive Way. After months of working hard, enduring torrential downpours and living with daily traffic congestion, the Fourth Avenue repaving project is nearing completion, and… [ Keep reading ]

Wait for it… Wait for it…

The South Spokane Street Viaduct Project moves forward next week with preparations to build a brand new 1st Avenue westbound on/off-ramp.  That new ramp is set to open in late 2011, but to get there crews have to, as of Monday, for up to five months, reduce the eastbound 1st… [ Keep reading ]

Ship Canal Trail Rolling Along

Crews working on Phase II of the South Ship Canal Trail – 6th Avenue West to 11th Avenue West – “rolled” out about 2/3 of the required paving Wednesday.  It was smooth trails until rain started, dousing this weather-dependent work (asphalt likes it dry, dry, dry!).  The new background-blending black… [ Keep reading ]

A New Era in Transportation

Here in Seattle we’re in the process of transforming our transportation system. We must accommodate growth, but we can’t build more streets. Although it’s a time of tough budgets, we’re preparing for a positive future and a walkable, livable city. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, offering more… [ Keep reading ]

Changes coming to the south end of the Ballard Bridge

First of all we’d like to thank the people who took time to provide us with input on bicycle and truck improvements we were considering for the south end of the Ballard Bridge. We received 37 comments–a record for our young blog. After considering the comments and meeting with a small group… [ Keep reading ]

Hip to be Square

We have a reputation in Seattle for enjoying the quirky side of life, but one place we like things nice and square is at our street intersections. When streets come together at non-right angles (as many in Seattle do), the intersection can be confusing for drivers and result in extra… [ Keep reading ]