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Crossing the street in Lake City will soon be much safer at several intersections, starting with NE 125th St and 28th Ave NE

Summary Safety is our number one priority, andinLake City– the home of Lake City Way, one of the busiest arterial routes in Northeast Seattle –we’re makingimportant safety improvements. NE 125thSt and 28thAve NE saw tragic loss of life last year, andwe’rebuildingimprovements at this and a nearby intersection earlier than planned… [ Keep reading ]

Do you travel along NE 65th St between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE? You’re safer after the redesign, says our new evaluation report.

People traveling alongNE 65thSt neededimprovements to enhance safety, and we delivered.Read the full report here. After our redesignalong the 1.5 mile stretch between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39thAve NE: There were fewer collisions and injuries, and no fatal or severe injury collisions, in 2019. People drove slower. There were… [ Keep reading ]

Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd will stay open to people walking, rolling, and biking until the week of Oct. 5!

Keep Moving Street along Lake Washington Blvd. Photo Credit: Jeanne Clark.

We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier AveSefforts are a part of ourVision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Since the closure of the High-Rise Bridge, we’ve worked to simultaneously advance all efforts needed to expeditiously pursue both a repair or replace scenario. By advancing both pathways at once, not a moment has been lost while the careful and thorough assessment is done to understand which avenue – repair or replace –… [ Keep reading ]

Since March, we’ve implemented 175 changes to support communities affected by the West Seattle Bridge closure

During the closure, we’re working tokeep people moving, lessen the impacts to the best of our ability, and preserve/enhance public safety. We know that no level of traffic mitigation can overcome the 100,000+ travelers displaced across West Seattle, Duwamish Valley, and Seattle as a whole by the closure of the… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT seeks City interfund loan to cover 2020 and Q1 2021 expenses, sets up new Capital Improvement Program for West Seattle Bridge Program.

2020 has been a year brimming with unanticipated, unprecedented, and consequently, unbudgeted challenges. The rapid growth ofcracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeobservedin late March, leadingus toimmediatelyremovealltraffic,has been no exception.As public safety is our number one priority, we immediatelyjumped into action toslow cracking,determine the structural state of the bridge, andto… [ Keep reading ]

New speed radar signs coming to Sylvan Way SW to slow down speeders

Today, July 31, 2020, is the last day to fill out your Reconnect West Seattle Survey and Neighborhood Prioritization Ballots. The online surveys and ballots close at midnight tonight. Paper ballots and surveys will still be accepted. We’re working every angle to keep people moving across the Duwamish and throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about new Protected Bike Lanes on MLK Way S at a virtual drop-in session on August 11

With the help of community feedback, we’re moving forward with the design for one-lane protected bike lanes on each side of MLK Way S, from S. Judkins St to Rainier Ave S. We want this design to work not just for people who love to bike, but also for everyone… [ Keep reading ]

Traffic and Revenue Study will help inform funding options for West Seattle Bridge Program

Let’s face it,all options to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge willlikelyhave a hefty price tagthat will require close partnership and support at both the State and federal levels. Last week we shared theframeworkofour cost-benefit analysistohelp guide the city’s decision to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise… [ Keep reading ]