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It’s not over yet – more freezing temperature on the way! Please clear storm drains.

We can’t say it enough. Did you think we were going to say please shovel your walkways and sidewalks? Well, you’re wwrrrooong….right!? Well, first we wanted to give Seattle a giant-sized snowball-snowcone worth of a humungous thank you for helping the snow response effort by shoveling and clearing the snow… [ Keep reading ]

Say what, now? Learn how to talk #WinterWeatherResponse nerd speak.

  Sometimes we talk nerd. From time to time, we SDOTTERS have been known to speak in some really ridiculous technical nerd transportation speak that resembles what most would think might be an alien language? but really – English. During our #WinterWeatherResponse, our operations team go full throttle with strange words… [ Keep reading ]

Slowing down has a serious upside when it comes to traffic safety

There’s this saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, in some ways the next three weeks present us with a series of opportunities to squeeze the heck out of some lemons. And with today’s sunshine and clear skies, it almost (almost) feels like we’re not in the… [ Keep reading ]

#SeattleSqueezeAlert – Be prepared for changes to Seattle’s streets beginning January 9.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 14, 2019, we will retire the On the Move blog channel and all traffic advisory blogs will be posted on the SDOT blog channel.  To manage the increased volume of traffic on our city’s streets and changing traffic patterns in advance of the SR closure beginning Friday, January 11, we’re configuring key streets and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to celebrate 100th Community Engagement Event | SR 99 Viaduct closure & Seattle Squeeze!

To inform people about their travel options during the SR 99 closure and beyond, the City of Seattle – in coordination with partners at the Washington State Department of Transportation, King County Metro, and Sound Transit – has been actively engaged in briefing communities since early September, throughout Seattle and… [ Keep reading ]

2018 Traffic Report – still growing, moving, and getting safer 

Yup, still growing. Seattle – newsflash – is still growing. Our city’s population hit an estimated 713,000 in 2017*, a 1.8 percent increase (9,000 people) over 2016. We continue to be one of the fasting growing cities in the country, with more residents and jobs moving to the area. With this growth, we’re seeing:… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Department of Transportation releases new workplan for delivering on the Levy to Move Seattle

From levy assessment to new levy action plan; SDOT provides more detail and transparency in project delivery. Hey there Seattle! As we work to deliver safer streets, better roads, and more reliable transit options, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is updating residents and taxpayers on the improvements we’ve made in… [ Keep reading ]

More good news for the Year 3 Seattle Transportation Benefit District Performance Report.

Thanks to service improvements funded by the Seattle Transportation Benefit District, transit availability and access is growing – and access to transit is at an all-time high in Seattle. As we continue to do even more to expand access to affordable transit in Seattle, we are already seeing critical advances to… [ Keep reading ]

Engineering News Record NW features the renovation of Yesler Way Bridge.

The renovation of Yesler Way Bridge is featured in this month’s issue of Engineering News Record (ENR) Northwest, and tonight our project team gets honored for their good work on the Yesler Way Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The effort won ENR Northwest’s Best Project Award for Renovation/Restoration. Judges reviewed more than 30 projects… [ Keep reading ]

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like driving a 60-foot-long articulated Metro bus, you’re not alone.

 King County Metro’s 3,000 drivers make it look easy. They’re master curb huggers and their turning radius down sometimes busy and narrow streets in Seattle and across King County is on point! To get a better sense of the widths and turning radius of buses, our team at the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]