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We’re proactively managing our assets to maximize our investment & keep you moving safely

Summary  Seattle is a vibrant and growing community. As more people move to the city there is higher demand for – and on – our transportation infrastructure.  With proactive asset management, we invest in, maintain, and preserve our transportation assets.    Investing proactively means we do more to preserve our assets by making… [ Keep reading ]

Our new Modal Integration Policy Framework addresses needs across all modes of travel where street space is in high demand.

Streets are fundamental to Seattle’s quality of life. They define how we move, connect people and places, give us access to important destinations, frame our urban landscapes and greenery, and ultimately enable vibrant public life to unfold. It’s part of our job to make sure streets work well for everyone. We think of this as… [ Keep reading ]

From Nov. 7 – 9, we’re implementing major changes to Street Use permitting; Phase 2 of our migration to the Seattle Services Portal goes live Nov. 9.

Our move from Hansen – the permit platform we currently use – to Accela, which is accessible through the Seattle Services Portal (SSP), will make our permitting and inspections processes more consistent, predictable, and transparent for you. Accela is a software system currently used to maintain many city records, such as Seattle Department of Construction and… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Ave S | We lessened the risk of landslides to property owners, residents, and people traveling.

Summary Seattle’s wet winters, steep hills, and landslide-prone geology make it prone to frequent landslides in the winter and early spring. Landslides are more likely when soils are very wet, and many occur within a few days when we have a heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. A recent project along Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Crews Complete Work on SW Admiral Way Sinkhole

On August 26, a sinkhole — also known as a void — opened up in the 5300 block of SW Admiral Way. Neighbors in the immediate vicinity reported that at 1 p.m. there was no void but by late afternoon, a significant hole in the pavement had rapidly opened up. … [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Some of SDOT’s Essential Workers on Labor Day

Throughout the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic during the last six months, our dedicated staff have continued performing their jobs with a true commitment to excellence. In honor of Labor Day, we’re giving a shout out to a few of the many people who make it possible for… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT selects HNTB to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, a necessary step for all repair or replacement scenarios.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone in our work to restore mobility to West Seattle, the Duwamish Valley, and other communities impacted by the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Through the Request for Qualifications process, we’ve selected the infrastructure solutions firm HNTB Corporation to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement. This work will be needed… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT showing up for equality: Director, Sam Zimbabwe on Black Lives Matter

Today marks the one month anniversary since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis that ignited national and local reflection and conversation about systemic racism and disparate outcomes not just in the police and judicial systems, but across so many other areas, including the ways we plan, build and manage transportation infrastructure… [ Keep reading ]

Presidents who shaped how we get around

Did you know that our Interstate Highway System is actually called the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways? So next time you hear people arguing if it’s called “I-5” or “The 5”, be sure to let them you know you prefer calling it “Dwight D. Eisenhower… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]