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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re in the home stretch! The Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement is scheduled to open this summer.

We are delivering on our commitments to voters, thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work. In February, we reached the major milestone of completing the construction of the Fairview Ave N Bridge (Fairview bridge) deck and removing construction cranes from project site. We’re excited for the new bridge and hope you are too!  The new… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Work on N 34th St Mobility Project starts as early as March 8, resulting in a temporary Burke-Gilman Trail detour. Soon, you’ll see protected bike lanes & safer intersections!

Summary Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, we are making traveling on N 34th St safer. Work on the N 34th St Mobility Project starts this month! Heads up, Burke-Gilman Trail travelers: This project will result in a temporary detour of the Burke-Gilman Trail. We understand this is inconvenient… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Making our intersections, bus stops, and sidewalks easier to use!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. Our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Program helps ensure that people of all abilities have the same access to Seattle’s pedestrian infrastructure. Your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars fund accessibility improvements citywide.   The Transportation… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve finished lowering speed limits on most streets in Seattle, but our work doesn’t stop here. We continue to improve the safety of our streets to prevent collisions & save lives.

Summary: We completed our work to lower speed limits to 25 mph on most major streets in Seattle & installed nearly 2,500 new speed limit signs! Case studies conducted in five Seattle neighborhoods help us understand the impact of these changes. Collisions are less likely to occur where we reduce vehicular speeds and added more speed limit signage. When we reduce speed limits, we… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Preparing for the next “Big One”: We recently completed a seismic retrofit of the W Howe Street Bridge in Magnolia.

This marks the 32nd seismic retrofit project completed since our Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program began 30 years ago. The word seismic means vibration of the earth and its crust – in other words, earthquakes! Powerful earthquakes are a real threat to Seattle, and the surrounding region, and the City of Seattle is working… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle bridge spans arrived this weekend, and we’re bringing you along for the final phase of construction!

Summary By fall 2021, you will be able to walk, roll and bike safely above I-5 using the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge thanks to your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle. This project shows how powerful regional partnerships, foresight, and community-informed design are coming together to create a more equitable, resilient,… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]