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Building bridges: The history behind the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges 

Seattle is full of history everywhere you look, including our movable bridges along the Ship Canal! Built in the early 1900s, the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges are 3 of the many bridges we own, operate, inspect, and maintain throughout the city. The nearby Montlake Bridge is owned and operated… [ Keep reading ]

We celebrated the publication of our Transportation Equity Framework at a community event on June 29! 

On Wednesday, June 29 SDOT’s Transportation Equity Workgroup members held a community celebration in Beacon Hill to commemorate the work that went into to completing and publishing our Transportation Equity Framework (TEF). Held at the Centilia Cultural Center, the TEW community celebration was a great experience for SDOT staff and… [ Keep reading ]

Know before you go: quick travel tips for a busy 4th of July weekend

This weekend is the 4th of July – often a busy time for summer travel, and also a weekend full of summer construction and events. WSDOT’s Revive I-5 work continues this weekend to replace aging expansion joints on I-5 near downtown Seattle, and we have work planned on the Spokane… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve been preparing for a potential major earthquake in the region. Here’s how YOU can get ready too.

QUICK LINKS – How You Can Prepare: For additional resources on how you can prepare for a large-scale earthquake or other natural disaster, please visit the Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s website or read more in this blog post. Overview Team SDOT recently participated in “Cascadia Rising,” a multi-agency exercise… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of last weekend’s educational “Touch-A-Truck” event in Seattle – building interest in transportation and public service with people of all ages!

This past Sunday, May 1, 2022, our team at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) participated in this year’s “Touch-A-Truck” event, hosted by the Junior League of Seattle at Magnuson Park. This event was open to the community, and provided a fun hands-on opportunity for families and children of all… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Restored program facilitates pop-up shops and art installations in and around downtown Seattle – check out how get there via transit and other travel options!

Summary: Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is partnering with Shunpike and Seattle Good Business Network to host the Seattle Restored program. Seattle Restored matches local small businesses and artists with vacant downtown Seattle storefronts to help revive the central city with creativity and commerce! Pop up shops and art… [ Keep reading ]

We’re adjusting on-street parking rates on Monday, March 28 to help keep parking spots available for customers in commercial areas and in neighborhoods throughout Seattle – find the new rates and other details here

Summary: On Monday, March 28, on-street paid parking rate adjustments will take effect, based on an analysis of the latest available parking occupancy data collected in January 2022. On-street paid parking rates are adjusted in various business districts and neighborhoods in Seattle by the time of day to manage local… [ Keep reading ]

We resurfaced more than 200 blocks of city streets this year to help prolong their lifespan as part of our “Slurry Seal” program – check out the results!

Summary: Each year, our Slurry Seal program helps preserve and maintain street pavement across the city. The pandemic limited our capacity in the summer of 2020, so to help catch up, we completed resurfacing work in 3 neighborhoods this year, as compared to our typical 2 areas per year. This… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the roadway – learn more during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 8-14, 2021

_______ Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the roadway to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 8-14, 2021 – but the effort is critical to keep… [ Keep reading ]

Community Halloween events happening this weekend in Southeast Seattle – join the spooky fun and festivities!

_______ Summary: A number of fun, festive, fall-centric community-run events are planned this weekend in Southeast Seattle. These events are open to the public, so we hope you can attend them to celebrate Halloween, build community, and connect with your neighbors. This blog includes details on each event, how to… [ Keep reading ]