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The West Seattle Bridge is expected to reopen on September 18

The bridge is stronger and safer now that we have repaired cracking and added nearly 60 miles of steel cable “backbone” to the bridge. Please note: This blog post is also available in several languages via the links below, including Amharic, Spanish, Khmer, Korean, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya, Vietnamese, and Chinese… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT awarded nearly $15 million in federal funding to help revive three city bridges

Today, we announced we are receiving nearly $15 million in federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The grants will help revive three bridges: S Spokane Street Viaduct, Jose Rizal Bridge, and 15th Ave NW and Leary Way NW Bridge. Thanks to the leadership of our federal delegation and significant… [ Keep reading ]

THIS IS ONLY A TEST – Cascadia Rising Earthquake Preparedness Exercise | The Seattle/Puget Sound region has experienced a major earthquake event – important safety & transportation updates in the City of Seattle #CascadiaRising2022 #TestTestTest

Editor’s Note (June 14, 2022, 10:40 a.m.): This blog post is part of a multi-agency training exercise called “Cascadia Rising.” Federal, state, and local government agencies across the Puget Sound region, Washington State, and the Pacific Northwest prepare for a coordinated response to a simulated major earthquake event, as part… Filed Under: Accessibility, Community Involvement, News Release, Safety, SDOT, Transit, Travel AdvisoryTagged With: , , , , , ,

Biden Administration recommends allocating $60 million to Seattle’s RapidRide J Line, which will connect downtown to the U District, Belltown, South Lake Union, and Eastlake

On Monday, March 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recommended allocating $60 million to Seattle’s RapidRide J Line project. The grant supports modernizing and expanding Seattle’s public transit system. This recommendation is a critical milestone for the project and the City. It signals the project is… [ Keep reading ]

New bus stops opened on the Seattle Waterfront, serving southwest Seattle and King County neighborhoods

Last weekend (February 19-20), King County Metro opened two new bus stops, one northbound and one southbound, on Alaskan Way S near S Jackson St. These stops serve bus routes 55, 56, 57, 113, 120, 121, 125, and the RapidRide C Line. Each of these routes serve neighborhoods in West… [ Keep reading ]