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Travel Alert: 4th Ave S Road Repair

Crews will perform an interim repair at 4th Ave S near S Industrial Way on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. The interim repair will entail removing the steel plates placed during the emergency repair and constructing a full-depth asphalt patch in the damaged pavement area. The interim… [ Keep reading ]

June 14 – 17: Repairing the Roadway Panels at Mercer St and Fairview Ave N

Crews will be repairing the roadway panels on westbound Mercer St at Fairview Ave N this Friday, June 14 – Monday, June 17. Prepare for impacts to travel throughout the weekend. Here’s what you can expect: SCHEDULE Work will begin on Friday, June 14 at 9 PM…. [ Keep reading ]

Notes from the road: sage advice from Seattle’s Safest travelers

We’re 3 weeks in to Seattle’s Safest Driver (our 8-week competition complete with prizes) and have some fun stories to share below. But first, a call to action.   Get in the game – download today If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, it’s not too late to get… [ Keep reading ]

A FREE Rainier Valley style & safety event w/Aramis Hamer

Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools. Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor. On average, Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

HEY, YOU! — YEA, YOU! SEATTLE’S SAFEST DRIVER 2.0 (launches 5/13)

Think you’re Seattle’s safest driver? Prove it & win. When it comes to traffic safety & moving toward Vision Zero, it’s about a culture change. It’s a shift from accepting accidents, to preventing crashes and making streets safer for everyone. This shift is going to take some big… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE: Mercer St has been reopened after tragic crane collapse

This blog has been updated to reflect that SDOT crews have reopened Mercer St earlier than anticipated.  The tragic collapse of a crane on Saturday, April 27, has significantly impacted the lives of many. Our thoughts & prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy. As Vulcan and GLY… [ Keep reading ]

Did somebody say munchies? Plan before you party this 4/20.

If you had to use Doritos, Reeses, & popcorn to create the best munchie, what would you make? Yesterday, we buddied up with Lyft, local media personalities, cannabis retailers, and safe streets partners for a cooking showdown to answer that question, but more importantly, raise awareness around impaired… [ Keep reading ]

We studied how we use public spaces. And the results may surprise you.

SDOT city planners launched a first-of-a-kind public life study to collect “people-centered data.” Last summer, when our urban planners launched SDOT’s first-ever public life study (pssst: this is the first ever for any municipal transportation agency in the country!), they weren’t exactly sure what they’d find. One thing we were… [ Keep reading ]

Making the most of the Move Seattle Levy resources to implement the Bicycle Master Plan.

Over the past 3 years, the City of Seattle has built 27 miles of new bike facilities. Mayor Durkan and SDOT Director, Sam Zimbabwe are committed to continuing to build a connected bike network as Seattle grows. We know many people are talking about how we’re implementing Seattle’s 2014 Bicycle… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping you in the Levy loop.

We completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle. Last fall, we completed a comprehensive reassessment on the Levy to Move Seattle under the leadership of Mayor Durkan. The update was based on more realistic assumptions than we used in 2015. This is an update on… [ Keep reading ]