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Travel Alert: Paving began on N 50th Street & N 40th Street in Green Lake & Wallingford

6/4/2020 Update: We are planning to pave N 40th St on June 8 and 9. Green Lake & Wallingford neighbors, are you curious about what’s happening on N 50th Street and N 40th Street? Last summer, as a part of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multimodal Improvements project,… [ Keep reading ]

Q1 update on the Levy to Move Seattle

On the heels of a very successful 2019, we had great momentum heading into 2020. In the first three months of the year, our project teams, crews, and contractors made meaningful progress on sidewalk, road, and transit projects funded by the voter approved Levy to Move Seattle. However, starting in… [ Keep reading ]

Meeting (and exceeding) 2019 Levy to Move Seattle deliverables

2019 was the biggest year to date for Levy to Move Seattle projects. We invested $222M in projects that made walking and biking routes safer, improved our sidewalks and busiest arterials, and created better access to transit. We’re happy to report that we met or exceeded almost every levy delivery… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Celebrate! Northgate Bike & Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking

Today, Seattle Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5. They were joined by other civic leaders, transportation agency partners, and community organizations who have supported this project. The bridge… [ Keep reading ]

We want to hear from you: Weigh in on transportation upgrades from downtown Seattle to Roosevelt

The new RapidRide J Line is scheduled to begin service in 2024. The RapidRide J Line will provide high-quality service connecting Downtown Seattle with the neighborhoods of Belltown, South Lake Union, Eastlake, University District, and Roosevelt. We’re working with King County Metro to ensure a comprehensive plan that includes better transit… [ Keep reading ]

The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

Contribute to climate resilience, plant a tree!

Did you know we have a detailed inventory of the location, planted date, and types of trees along City rights-of-way? Seattle’s original street tree inventory was first undertaken between 1991-1993. An accurate street tree inventory is a powerful decision-making tool. Since the urban forest is not static but… [ Keep reading ]

The Anatomy of a Curb Ramp

Curb ramps make our city more accessible for everyone, & they’re a high priority for our Maintenance Operations Division (MOD) Concrete Crews. Pursuant to a Consent Decree, the City of Seattle builds at least 1250 curb ramps per year, and our MOD Concrete Crews complete a significant portion of… [ Keep reading ]

A critical safety project to replace the aging Fairview Ave N bridge kicks off construction next week.

Thousands of people travel on Fairview Ave N between South Lake Union and Eastlake every day without even realizing that they’re passing over Seattle’s last remaining major road on a wooden bridge. The road next to the historic Lake Union Steam Plant building just south of where Fairview Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Magnolia Bridge Study Results

The Magnolia Bridge was built in 1930 & has stood watching over Elliott Bay for nearly 90 years.   The Magnolia Bridge has seen a lot over the years. No, we’re not talking about the stunning view you enjoy while driving along the bridge (arguably one of the best viewpoints of downtown in Seattle); we’re talking about the bridge itself.  Ninety years is… [ Keep reading ]