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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | JULY 31: Join us on a bike ride & scavenger hunt to celebrate the completion of the Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements Project!

After two years of construction, we are thrilled to be wrapping up improvements around Green Lake and Wallingford. This was possible with your tax dollars through the Levy to Move Seattle! Paving is complete, new traffic signals/flashing beacons are activated, new bus stops are in place, and hundreds of ADA… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re on schedule to complete upgrades to Delridge Way SW in preparation for the RapidRide H Line!

What you need to know: Most of our work on Delridge Way SW will be complete in 2021! You can expect to see new pavement, sidewalks, and curb ramps soon, and ride on the RapidRide H line in late 2022.   Since 2016, we’ve engaged with the community to make the… [ Keep reading ]

60 new speed humps installed to increase safety in neighborhoods along West Seattle Bridge detour

Join us tomorrow, July 21, at 5:30 PM for a virtual public meeting to discuss bridge repair, low bridge access, and travel options around West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley. You can find more information here. We installed 60 new speed humps in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park to increase… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Changes coming to West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW intersection

Starting this weekend, people traveling through the intersection of West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW will see us working on improvements to make the intersection more accessible, efficient, and safe. Our crews will start the work this weekend and continue for the next several weekends until the work is done. At this intersection, we will: Remove existing raised traffic islands to create a new northbound… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | New paint brings safety, color, and joy to city streets

Summary Through our annual crosswalk program, our crews maintain and re-paint crosswalks on a four-year cycle in all parts of the city. From July to September, we will be re-striping the white and yellow lines on Seattle’s main arterial roads. Recently, we’ve refreshed the Pan-African crosswalks in the Central District,… [ Keep reading ]

Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.

Summary  Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!   Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new… [ Keep reading ]

Heat Wave: Cooling down our Roads and Bridges

With Seattleites facing record high temperatures this weekend, we will be working to keep our roads and bridges cool and safe. Extreme heat can damage roads and bridges! Thankfully, our crews are standing by to respond quickly to weather related damage like sink holes or fissures. We are proactively spraying down our… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s buses, trains, and ferries are ready when you are!

Summary: During Ride Transit Month, we’re celebrating public transit in Seattle. Transit will play a key role in our COVID-19 recovery.  Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle and Seattle Transportation Benefit District dollars, we’re making transit improvements across the city.  Check out some of the transit projects that are… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Reflecting on Bike Everywhere Month

We celebrated Bike Everywhere Month here at SDOT and with our partners and neighbors across the city. Days are continuing to get warmer and longer, and bike lanes are popping up everywhere! Watch our Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month With Us video and take a peek at all the new bike facilities we’ve… [ Keep reading ]