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

During the closure, we’re working to keep 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 of cracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge observed in late March, leading us to immediately remove all traffic, has been no exception. As public safety is our number one priority, we immediately jumped into action to slow cracking, determine the structural state of the bridge, and to… [ 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 will likely have a hefty price tag that will require close partnership and support at both the State and federal levels. Last week we shared the framework of our cost-benefit analysis to help guide the city’s decision to repair or replace the West Seattle High-Rise… [ Keep reading ]

City to conduct a limited test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system on July 25 as part of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge emergency planning

Updated on 7/23/2020 with information about test scheduled for 7/25/2020. Initial post included information for WEA test on 6/26/2020. On July 25 at 12 noon, the City of Seattle Office of Emergency Management will send a test message through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system. This test is not linked… [ Keep reading ]

Our Precautionary Plan to Repair and Preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge to Ensure it Continues to Play Essential Role

While we have written a lot about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge which is undergoing stabilization measures as we continue to analyze repair or replacement options, we have also been continuing to focus on creating a precautionary plan to repair and preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT showing up for equality: Director, Sam Zimbabwe on Black Lives Matter

Today marks the one month anniversary since George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis that ignited national and local reflection and conversation about systemic racism and disparate outcomes not just in the police and judicial systems, but across so many other areas, including the ways we plan, build and manage transportation infrastructure… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force unanimously supports SDOT’s recommendation to expand Low Bridge access to all vehicles at night

At the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting yesterday, members agreed with our recommendations that we should immediately expand access to the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as the Spokane Street Bridge, to all vehicles at night between 9 PM and 5 AM, 7 days a week, as… [ Keep reading ]

4 Miles of Stay Healthy Streets Announced along with a 5-day Pilot on Lake Washington Blvd

We’re opening 4 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets to allow for safe physical distancing while walking, rolling, running, skating, and biking over the next week! Seattleites now have 27 miles of streets around Seattle to see what it is like to share the streets and consider if they would like them in their neighborhood permanently — keep reading… [ Keep reading ]