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We’re celebrating the completion of the University/Cowen Paving Project!

To maintain their usability, every year we pave arterial streets prioritizing them by pavement condition; traffic volume; geographic equity; and opportunities for grants or coordination with nearby projects, to support costs. Our hardworking maintenance and paving team tackled multiple projects this construction season, celebrating the completion of the University/Cowen Paving Project… [ Keep reading ]

Supply & Demand | 2018 Annual Parking Study

The Seattle 2018 Annual Parking Study is out – helping you to play like a parking pro! Every year since 2010, the Performance-Based Parking Pricing Program assesses supply and demand, to help drivers more reliably find short-term parking. The effort supports downtown mobility by reducing circling and cruising for an… [ Keep reading ]

Rally & March Impact Afternoon Commute in Downtown Seattle | Thursday, November 8

Heads up if you’re travelling downtown during rush hour this afternoon, Thursday, November 8, especially around 5 PM. A coalition of groups will be holding a rally and march regarding the dismissal of former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in coordination with a series of rallies at the 5 PM hour across… [ Keep reading ]

Halloween & Day Light Savings (ends) Safety Tips

This blog was updated on October 30, 2019 @12:00 PM It’s T-minus 24 hours until trick or treating, which means excitement is building for little kids everywhere as they envision their Halloween candy hauls to come. And let’s be honest, parents, you’re at least a little pumped to pick through… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]