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Mayor Harrell Proposes $1.35B Transportation Levy for Safe, Reliable, and Connected Seattle

Blog stats: 2,200 words | 11-minute read At-a-glance: Proposed funding would invest in maintenance and modernization of public infrastructure Seattle’s transportation system is critical to a thriving city that connects people to places and opportunities. Our current transportation levy provides roughly 30% of SDOT’s annual budget and expires this year…. [ Keep reading ]

New drawings illustrate potential ideas for Aurora Ave N as we continue building safety upgrades in 2024 | Take our survey by April 5

Blog stats: 1,200 words | 6-minute read At-a-Glance: Aurora Ave N is one of Seattle’s busiest streets connecting many neighborhoods, businesses, and travelers every day. We are sharing several conceptual ideas to help envision potential future improvements along Aurora Ave N. These early sketches would require additional outreach, design, and… [ Keep reading ]

New Culture Connector Streetcar Project Report Informs Timelines, Costs, and Ridership Projections

At-a-glance: The Culture Connector, formerly known as the Center City Connector, would connect South Lake Union (SLU) and First Hill Streetcar (FHS) lines. Residents and visitors would have an easy affordable way to enjoy the cultural offerings in Downtown Seattle and surrounding neighborhoods and support Mayor Harrell’s vision to create… [ Keep reading ]

Construction starts on the MLK Jr Way Safety Project, which will improve transit access in South Seattle between Mount Baker Station and the future Judkins Park Station | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog Stats: 1,300 words | 7-minute read On Friday, October 6, 2023, we broke ground on the MLK Jr Way Safety Project in South Seattle with an event at Sam Smith Park which brought together City leaders, partners, and community advocates to celebrate the start of construction on an important… [ Keep reading ]

USDOT awards Seattle $2 million to study rail safety around S Holgate St in SODO

Blog Stats: 1,300 words | 7-minute read Editor’s Note (January 4, 2024): A link to our grant application document was added. Editor’s Note (June 26, 2023): This blog was updated for clarity and to add details about an additional $400,000 supplemental grant from WSDOT. At-a-glance: We are excited to receive… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge is now reopen following successful repairs and testing

Editor’s Note (1/13/2023 at 2PM): We updated this blog post to reflect the bridge reopening to the traveling public on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13. Summary: Related posts: Following successful repairs and testing of the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), the bridge has reopened today, Friday, Jan. 13. Crews removed… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge remains closed while SDOT repairs machinery damaged after ice storm power outage

Closure for people biking, walking, and driving and freight traffic will last minimum of 2 weeks. The Spokane St Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) will remain closed for at least two weeks while our crews continue working to repair mechanical issues that intensified after a power outage during the ice storm… [ Keep reading ]

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 Releases, Safety, SDOT, Transit, Travel AdvisoryTagged With: , , , , , ,