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Mayor Jenny Durkan announces launch of SDOT Response Team!

Continuing preparation for AWV closure. Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the launch of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Response Team. It includes the hiring of a national expert; increased staffing operating citywide 24/7; and new response trucks equipped with red lights, sirens, and digital messaging signs.   “As we… [ Keep reading ]

Community celebration in South Park – Update

Note: Previous posting incorrectly listed Dahvee Enciso’s City role; Enciso is a SDOT Pavement Engineering Crew Chief.  As October 31 draws near, communities are preparing to celebrate El Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead. The celebration, started by the Aztecs some 3,000 years ago, honors… [ Keep reading ]

What’s moving Seattle | this week

This week, things get moving Friday with the 3-day Seattle Home Show (20,000 people expected daily); Saturday with a Huskies Kick-off (65,000 people expected); and several traffic impacts through the weekend! With one no longer planned: Rainier Ave S @ I-90 closures are canceled!  Friday, October 19 Seattle Home… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

This week got off to a slow rainy start, then nearly blew us away!  Things get rolling by Thursday, with Jay-Z and Beyonce’; basketball; R-Day; and a tail of the Regatta! Wednesday, October 3 Late morning text test – Tomorrow you may receive a text related to a national… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

This week in Seattle are many Mariners games, plus a Sounders and a Huskies game. Concerts and festivals are in the mix, along with walking for good causes and an emergency response test to ensure sound understanding of our new tunnel… Monday Rise Against Concert at WaMu Theater, doors open… [ Keep reading ]

Enhancing Traffic Incident Management

For incident management, coordinated collaboration is key – with first responders at the ready; pre-arranged support from partner agencies; back-up staff and extra equipment in the wings; and plans well-honed to keep people across the City informed. To do all that we can, we have and will continue to enhance… [ Keep reading ]

Sept. 21 | Seattle PARK(ing) Day – JOIN US!

Did you know that there are over 485 parks in Seattle… and for one day only on September 21, we are adding 62 more! Globally – Locally. Friday, September 21 is PARK(ing) Day, a one-day international event that began in 2005. On-street parking spaces are temporarily transformed into pop-up parks,… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving Seattle | Weekender

So what’s new since earlier This Week? Besides… landscaping Mercer; paving 1 block of Mercer; First Hill Street Car Corridor pruning; repaving Olson; and breaking Columbia concrete early Saturday? Well…there’s that storm thing. You know, that one? That thing over in D.C., right? You remember, that 3rd one that got… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week UPDATE: Revive I-5 Postponed

There’s only ONE game this week if they win again tonight! We know–they’re in Fairfax, Virginia for game 3 of 5 in the WNBA Finals, just a hop over the Potomac from D.C., but fans might decide to stay home to watch the game, or stay put for a while at… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s transportation new normal is just around the corner.

We’re getting ready for the Maximum Constraint. Starting January 11, 2019, As early as this fall the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This construction project is one of countless private and public construction projects taking place in the… [ Keep reading ]