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Temporary Parking Changes: Free street parking & lifting time limit restrictions

Today Mayor Durkan announced we will temporarily eliminate paid and time-limited street parking rules to support residents staying healthy at home and essential workers. “To improve access to parking for the City’s essential workers, residents remaining at home, or residents visiting essential services, we can provide a small relief for… [ Keep reading ]

Here’s how to stay up-to-date on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge updates & some FAQs

On a typical spring day, 100,000 vehicles travel along the West Seattle Bridges. Today, due to safety concerns, the High-Rise bridge is closed to all traffic. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has a real impact on West Seattle residents, especially those who now have to travel five miles out… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary changes to parking regulations remain in effect until further notice

On March 21 we announced temporary changes to how we manage and enforce parking in the city as parking needs have changed in recent weeks. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Working with the Seattle Police Department and Mayor Jenny Durkan, we’ve found ways to adapt the… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of March 30 Seattle City Council briefing on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

This morning we presented to Seattle City Council the background that led us to close the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, our next steps forward, and how we’re managing traffic in the meantime. We’re committed to clear communications and transparency and want to share that same information with you. We encourage… [ Keep reading ]

We’re launching a parking permit program for healthcare workers on front lines of the COVID-19 response

“Our healthcare workers in Seattle are fighting hard for all of us during this challenging time and we need to do everything we can to make their jobs easier,” said Mayor Durkan.  Today, Mayor Durkan announced a new Hospital Staff Parking Permit Program which will give healthcare workers access to free… [ Keep reading ]

How we caught the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge deterioration

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take chances when it comes to public safety. That’s why, on Monday, March 23, weclosed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all trafficand are redirecting the traveling public. During our shared effort to combat the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it’s especially… [ Keep reading ]

Alternate Routes for West Seattle High-rise Bridge closure

Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. We know that this is an inconvenience to many traveling to and from West Seattle and appreciate everyone’s patience. All vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge will close tonight at 7pm

Out of an abundance of caution, we will close West Seattle High-Rise Bridge tonight to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. The bridge closure will begin at 7 PM tonight and will remain closed until further notice. All vehicles will be… [ Keep reading ]

We will temporarily ease parking regulations beginning today

We are temporarily making some changes to how we manage and enforce parking in the city. We’ve seen how parking needs have changed, and we want to do everything we can to make sure that our parking rules support people’s and businesses’ needs. “These changes show how across the City… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary Closure of All Public-Facing Customer Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we will close our public-facing customer service counters starting Monday, March 16.  We expect to reopen our counters Monday morning, March 23, but will continue to evaluate this timeline as the… [ Keep reading ]