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Your Design Input Wanted for the South Lander Street Bridge Project

SDOT is going ahead with plans to build a bridge over South Lander Street between 1st and 4th avenues south to improve traffic, rail operations, and safety in the SODO neighborhood. At this early phase in the design process, we want to hear from you. Learn more about the project and share… [ Keep reading ]

Key Repairs Serve South Park’s Industrial Community

South Holden Street is the gateway to the extensive industrial area in the South Park neighborhood. This busy street carries a constant flow of heavy trucks, Metro buses and connects highways SR 509 and SR 99 to South Park’s industrial businesses. Years of wear and tear had naturally taken their toll and filling potholes was no… [ Keep reading ]

Planting a PBL

Our 2nd Ave protected bike lane (PBL) is a work in progress, and tonight we’ll be adding a new feature – 158 new planter boxes! They’ll help further separate the bike lanes and the travel/parking lanes. And they look a lot nicer than the plastic delineators. Check out these photos and… [ Keep reading ]

Transit Improvement Installation to begin on Westlake Ave N between Stewart and Mercer Street this Weekend

On Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, SDOT will begin installation of new bus lane improvements on Westlake Ave / Westlake Ave N between Stewart St and Mercer St. Beginning Monday, March 21, the new bus lanes can only be used by buses 24/7. These changes are in preparation… [ Keep reading ]

How to Use Find It and Fix It – Pothole Edition

If you live in Seattle or travel the city’s streets, you’ve probably seen the wear and tear on our roads. Because we live in a busy, growing city with heavy rainfall, potholes can be a problem. In fact, it’s been one of the wettest winters on record, which means our roads are… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping South Lake Union Moving

The construction cranes dotting Seattle’s landscape have become an iconic part of our city skyline in recent years. And perhaps no part of the skyline hosts densely clustered cranes more than the area above South Lake Union – a clear sign of the rapid development happening in the area. With… [ Keep reading ]

Blocking the Box Enforcement on Mercer St and Dexter Ave to Keep Travelers Safe

The City of Seattle conducted blocking the box enforcement on Mercer Street at Dexter Avenue N in coordination with transit lane enforcement at other locations in downtown. Seattle Police Officers enforced the posted blocking the box restrictions which help address vehicles that illegally stop in the intersection impeding traffic and… [ Keep reading ]

Calling all Artists! – Seattle Bridge Residencies for 2016

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), in partnership with the Office of Arts & Culture (Arts), is excited to announce two unique opportunities for artist residencies in 2016. Using the towers of two movable bridges as a canvas, the City is seeking an individual or team of artists for the… [ Keep reading ]

Microsurfacing in local neighborhoods is now complete!

Four Seattle neighborhoods benefitted from microsurfacing treatments on their roads this summer. Much like painting a house, a microsurface is a protective layer applied to certain non-arterial streets in decent condition so they stay that way. The Seattle Department of Transportation helped extend the life of pavement by 7-10 years… [ Keep reading ]

Join us TONIGHT and WEDNESDAY for a Joint Open House on the Trails Upgrade Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan

As the city works to make its streets safer and easier for all travelers, we need your feedback to help make plans possible. Please join us TONIGHT and WEDNESDAY from 6-7:30pm for a joint open house on the Trails Upgrade Plan and the Pedestrian Master Plan Update to learn about potential… [ Keep reading ]