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We’re conducting a snow plow test run this week. Here’s how you can help us prepare for winter snow storms.

We are ready to respond to winter storms. On Thursday, December 9, we will hold a snow plow training exercise to test equipment and ensure that snow plow drivers are familiar with their routes. This training exercise is one example of the work that occurs year-round to prepare for winter… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway takes you from Alaska Junction to the High Point Library, Fairmount Park, and all the way to Roxhill Elementary School

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway improves bicycle connections between Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, and everywhere in between. We added the last four miles of the neighborhood greenway this year, and are pleased to welcome you and your neighbors to enjoy the ride!  We began this two-phase project in 2016 with a mission to improve the connectivity and… [ Keep reading ]

Debrief of last weekend’s 48-hour closure of the University Bridge: What happened, how we responded, and lessons learned

Summary: Maintaining a transportation system that reliably connects people to where they need to go is one of our primary goals. After an electrical malfunction required the closure of the University Bridge on Friday, November 12, our crews worked that day and throughout the weekend to safely reopen the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in 2022, a new traffic camera pilot program will automatically ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections

Update (January 7, 2022): We continue to install and test the new camera systems and expect activation to occur in the first quarter of 2022. We will notify the public with more information by an announcement on the SDOT Blog once activation dates are known. Editor’s Note (January 20, 2022):… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we celebrated a new street mural in Lake City as part of the Little Brook Stay Healthy Street!

We partnered with Lake City Collective to welcome the community to enjoy the new street mural in the Little Brook neighborhood of Lake City. The street mural was designed by Seattle artist, Romel Belleza (Ilocano, Tlingit & Dishchii Bikoh N’Dee) and was installed in partnership between the Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the roadway – learn more during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 8-14, 2021

_______ Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the roadway to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 8-14, 2021 – but the effort is critical to keep… [ Keep reading ]

Along with Seattle Public Schools and Cascade Bicycle Club, we’re resuming the country’s largest bicycling education program!

The nation’s largest public school bicycling and walking safety curriculum resumes in-person lessons this week in Seattle following a 19-month pause due to COVID-19! The Let’s Go Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety program will teach bicycling and walking safety skills to about 10,000 elementary and middle school students during this academic… [ Keep reading ]

Vaccination clinics open now in the City of Seattle – here’s how you can travel to your free COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointment

Editor’s Note: This blog post was updated on January 6, 2022 to add the new Virginia Mason vaccination clinic location in First Hill, which opens on Monday, January 10. This update also removes the former South Lake Union clinic location, which has adjourned its operations, and other minor updates throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Road closure updates following major windstorm in Seattle area

Please note: this blog has been updated as more information became available and crews worked to safely reopen key roadways and travel routes following the recent windstorm event. Last updated: 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. UPDATE: The South Park Bridge and E Marginal Way S have been fully… [ Keep reading ]