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Travel Advisory | I-5 Express Lane closure this weekend as Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge spans arrive

The I-5 Express Lanes will be closed all weekend to facilitate this delivery and construction across I-5. The express lanes are closing early (at 9:00 pm) on Friday, February 26 and will remain closed all day Saturday and Sunday. They will reopen Monday, March 1, at the usual time. By fall 2021, you will… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Weekend closure of S Columbian Way between S Snoqualmie St & S Oregon St

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction has started on 15th Ave S to increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley! A small section of S Columbian Way will be closed the next two weekends. The closure is just south of the intersection… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK! Try out the new protected bike lanes on the Jose Rizal Bridge!

Last month we added new protected bike lanes to the Jose Rizal Bridge as part of our 12th Ave S Vision Zero safety project! This work is funded by your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle. You may not know it by name, but you’ve likely seen the iconic Jose Rizal Bridge that connects Chinatown International District to Beacon Hill…. [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle is helping us make Seattle more accessible to everyone. Read about what we’ve done, where we’re going, & how we’ll get there in our ADA Transition Plan Update.

Summary Along with other funding sources, your tax dollars are hard at work through the Levy to Move Seattle to make city programs, services, and activities accessible to people of all abilities.  Fun fact: The Levy funds every curb ramp that we install from our customer service request queue. From that… [ Keep reading ]

In the COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle, we analyze & recommend changes to previous project pause decisions made because of COVID-19 budget impacts

Summary  Back in December, we introduced the values, goals, and process that guided our 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment (COVID Assessment) of the Levy to Move Seattle.  This is a powerful Levy that, despite challenges, will result in a vast array of improvements citywide by the end of its lifetime.   However, local funding… [ Keep reading ]

Following City’s Victory to Reverse I-976, Mayor Durkan Announces Plan to Restore $23.7 million for Transit Service and Projects

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan has announced a proposal to invest $23.7 million in funding back into an array of transit service and mobility improvements consistent with the will of Seattle voters when they supported Seattle Transportation Benefit District (STBD Proposition 1). These funds represent the amount collected but held in… [ Keep reading ]

We’re breaking ground for a safer intersection and repaved roads in Beacon Hill!

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction started today on 15th Ave S between S Spokane St and S Angeline St in Beacon Hill! This project will increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley. Here at SDOT,… [ Keep reading ]

Hi, High Point and West Seattle! A longer Neighborhood Greenway & new signal on 35th Ave SW are coming thanks to Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work.

Thanks to the ongoing engagement and enthusiasm of the community, this new north-south neighborhood greenway is becoming a reality! We’re starting construction later this month on the second phase of the West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway and a new walk/roll/bike signal across 35th Ave SW. Phase 2 of the neighborhood greenway runs from SW Graham St to… [ Keep reading ]

Have you seen the new sidewalks in Lake City and South Park?

Sidewalks are the building blocks of an effective pedestrian network. There are currently more than 2,000 miles of sidewalks in Seattle, and we’re growing that number every day. We are committed to increasing the number of sidewalks in the city with your help! Your tax dollars are hard at work through the Levy… [ Keep reading ]

We are in the process of completing a 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle. Here, we outline why and how we completed this assessment in advance of its release early next year.

Summary Thanks to your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle, we continue to deliver on projects throughout the city to keep you moving safely and efficiently.   The Levy to Move Seattle portfolio was not spared from budget shortfalls caused by COVID-19. We took thoughtful, immediate action to pause projects while we identified necessary budget reductions.  The midpoint of the… [ Keep reading ]