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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Take our survey to help develop a better, safer Aurora Avenue N and learn about other projects in the area!

Summary: We’re planning improvements to Aurora Ave N as part of the Aurora Ave Project and want to hear from you via our quick survey, open now through September 30, 2022! Please share your experiences traveling on Aurora and what you’d like to see improved in the future. This blog… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 2, 2022

We have completed 59 of the 70 Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan projects from 2020-2022. We have completed 51 of the 64 Home Zone project elements. And we have completed 275 traffic mitigation projects since March 2020. Overview Reconnect West Seattle was developed in response to the unexpected closure of… [ Keep reading ]

Coming soon to Ballard Ave NW: improvements for people walking and nearby businesses

In June, we shared a blog post highlighting an exciting partnership with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to further improve mobility and access for people walking and support businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard… Filed Under: Accessibility, Parking, Pedestrians, Safety, SDOT, Traffic and ConstructionTagged With: , , , , , , , ,

Travel Advisory | Traffic shifting onto new Alaskan Way lanes between Marion and Union streets along the Seattle waterfront

The Waterfront Seattle Program is reaching yet another milestone! Overnight on Monday, July 18 we will open five more blocks of the new Alaskan Way which means travel lanes will shift east from the current street to the newly-rebuilt street, between Marion and Union streets. These new improvements along the… [ Keep reading ]

It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!

We’re here to say something: it’s time to Slow the Flock Down! We’re all members of the larger flock when we travel, and we want everyone to drive slowly and safely so we can all get home to our nests at the end of each day, period. We, in partnership… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Better intersections, bike lanes, sidewalks, and pavement arrive in northeast Seattle! 

Summary We are excited to share that the 15th Ave NE Paving Project is complete! The improvements we made are a combination of many projects including paving, biking, Vision Zero, and Safe Routes to School!    15th Ave NE is a busy street connecting University District, Ravenna, and Maple Leaf neighborhoods,… [ Keep reading ]

Know before you go: quick travel tips for a busy 4th of July weekend

This weekend is the 4th of July – often a busy time for summer travel, and also a weekend full of summer construction and events. WSDOT’s Revive I-5 work continues this weekend to replace aging expansion joints on I-5 near downtown Seattle, and we have work planned on the Spokane… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the Fremont Fair this weekend? Consider taking transit, biking, walking, or rolling, and leave yourself extra travel time!

The Fremont Fair is one of Seattle’s iconic community celebrations, ringing in the start of summer over the solstice weekend with 300+ craft vendors, the annual solstice parade, live local music, delicious food and drink options, and more. We encourage anyone planning to attend the event to plan ahead and… [ Keep reading ]

This summer, we’re improving Ballard Ave NW for people walking and nearby businesses

We are partnering with Councilmember Dan Strauss, the Ballard Alliance, and local businesses to improve mobility and access for people walking and businesses on Ballard Ave NW between 20th Ave NW and 22nd Ave NW, also known as the Ballard Ave Café Street. In 2020, we worked with Ballard Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (June 3, 2022): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has several current and future volunteer opportunities for members of the public to get involved and… [ Keep reading ]