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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | JULY 31: Join us on a bike ride & scavenger hunt to celebrate the completion of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Project!

After two years of construction, we are thrilled to be wrapping up improvements around Green Lake and Wallingford. This was possible with your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle! Paving is complete, new traffic signals/flashing beacons are activated, new bus stops are in place, and hundreds of ADA… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re on schedule to complete upgrades to Delridge Way SW in preparation for the RapidRide H Line!

What you need to know: Most of our work on Delridge Way SW will be complete in 2021! You can expect to see new pavement, sidewalks, and curb ramps soon, and ride on the RapidRide H line in late 2022.   Since 2016, we’ve engaged with the community to make the… [ 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 ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Come be among the first to walk, roll, or bike across the new Fairview Ave N Bridge!

We are excited to announce that the Fairview Ave N Bridge is reopening on Sunday, July 25! You can walk, bike, and roll on the new bridge at an opening ceremony on the morning of Saturday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. before the bridge is reopened to… [ Keep reading ]

We distributed 1,569 ORCA Recovery cards last week!

A few weeks ago, we announced our new ORCA Recovery Card program. We are happy to report that, in partnership with the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DON), we have distributed 1,569 six-month unlimited ORCA cards to help get Seattle employees to work affordably and efficiently!  We distributed these cards to people working in the Chinatown,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | New paint brings safety, color, and joy to city streets

Summary Through our annual crosswalk program, our crews maintain and re-paint crosswalks on a four-year cycle in all parts of the city. From July to September, we will be re-striping the white and yellow lines on Seattle’s main arterial roads. Recently, we’ve refreshed the Pan-African crosswalks in the Central District,… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.

Summary  Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!   Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The new protected bike lanes on N 34th St are part of a cross-country bike trail that will ultimately span 3,700 miles!

Back in March, we began work on N 34th St. Thank you for your patience as we built new protected bike lanes, safer intersections, and just made things a little smoother in this busy street in Fremont. Here is a bird’s eye view courtesy of Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets. We were… [ Keep reading ]

We are happy to announce that the West Seattle Bridge program received a federal grant of $11.2 million to help pay for repair work that will reopen the bridge next year and “build back better”!

The bridge is on track to reopen following needed structural strengthening and repair work. The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will help pay for bridge rehabilitation on both the West Seattle Bridge and the Spokane St Swing Bridge.  This round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program funds transportation projects of national and regional significance that are… [ Keep reading ]

Behind the Scenes | We installed the final span of the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge over I-5 early Sunday morning!

The massive western bridge span weighs more than 400,000 pounds and now stretches over both the southbound and express lanes of I-5 just south of NE Northgate Way. It connects to the 200,000 pound eastern bridge segment installed above the northbound lanes of I-5 last weekend, and to ramps built… [ Keep reading ]