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Proposed Green Lake Outer Loop improvements will create safer, more comfortable connections around the outer edge of the park for people walking, running, biking, and rolling.

Please use the below links to drop down to specific pieces of information: Background and project purpose Project details In case you missed it: Feb. 22 virtual public meeting Map of project area Project designs (conceptual) Schedule Funding Resources to learn more How to request translated materials Background and project… [ Keep reading ]

Latest Reconnect West Seattle quarterly report now available (October-December 2021) – Learn about our work to promote safety and mobility in West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities

Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle Bridge in March 2020, which affected West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities in a variety of ways. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we are implementing a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar… [ Keep reading ]

We have activated new traffic cameras which will automatically warn, then ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections.

Update: May 23, 2022: This blog post was originally posted in November 2021 and has been updated with the latest information. SDOT has activated all of the traffic cameras as listed in this blog post and shown in the map below. Translated versions of this blog post are available in… [ Keep reading ]

We ♥ Seattle students! With your help, SDOT made it easier and safer for students to get to school in 2021.

Our vision for Seattle students is to start their day experiencing the benefits of walking, rolling, and biking to school: having fun, feeling safe, strengthening connections to their communities, arriving to school ready to learn, and improved physical and mental health. In 2021, we completed projects benefiting almost 30 different schools. The Levy to Move… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | 2021 was a year of major achievements for Seattle’s transportation system – check out our top highlights, plus a brief look-ahead to 2022!

Summary: 2021 was a year of major achievements, as well as work to address numerous challenges head-on. This Blog post includes 15 highlights from the past year, as well as a brief preview of 2022. Please read on to learn more, or click on the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

Recent winter storms have wreaked havoc on our roads. We’ve already filled 7,500+ potholes this year, compared to 15,000 last year. Thank you for your patience as we continue this pothole repair work!

Editor’s Note (February 18, 2022): We have now filled over 7,500 potholes in 2022. We tripled the usual pothole response effort and filled about six months worth of potholes in just six weeks. But new potholes are continuing to appear every day, so if you see a pothole, please let… [ Keep reading ]

We responded quickly to landslides in West Seattle to ensure public safety and restore a key travel route along Highland Park Way SW

Editor’s Note (January 13, 4:05 p.m.): Highland Park Way SW has been fully re-opened; currently all travel lanes are open. You can also visit our @SDOTtraffic Twitter account anytime for the latest traffic updates and information. The recent sub-freezing temperatures in Seattle have bid us farewell for now, but wet… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge team lifted work platforms into place to help advance final bridge repairs

Editor’s Note (February 3, 2022): We added a several photos and a time-lapse video of the final two work platforms being lifted into place on Saturday, January 29. The first two platforms were lifted into place on January 8; photos and a time-lapse video of that work can also be… [ Keep reading ]

Heads up, travelers: Heavy rains, melting snow, and high winds are causing traffic disruptions across Seattle

Due to melting snow and heavy rain, we’re responding to flooding, landslides, downed trees, and power outages throughout Seattle, including West Seattle and South Park on the West Seattle Bridge detour routes. Look for fallen trees, flooding, landslides, power and traffic signal outages to affect commutes now through the weekend as we respond and clean up. Be safe out there. Street… [ Keep reading ]

Winter storm recap: How we responded in challenging conditions

Here at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we prepare year-round for all types of challenging weather conditions – from the record-breaking heatwave last summer reaching 108 degrees to the recent winter snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures, which dropped into the teens – the coldest overnight lows we’ve seen in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]