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Watch out for striping crews!

Summer is officially here and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are out all over the city restriping roadway markings – lane lines along arterials, crosswalks and bike lanes and sharrows.  This work is an annual rite of summer and there is a small window to get this work… [ Keep reading ]

Mercer West at Summer Fests!

If you’re out enjoying summer festivals this weekend and early August, please stop on by the Seattle Department of Transportation information table to chat about Mercer West! Members of the project team will be at several events coming up: July 29, 2012 | Hispanic Seafair Festival August 3-4  Magnolia SummerFest… [ Keep reading ]

What has BTG done for me lately?

The 2011 Bridging the Gap  (BTG) Annual Report is now complete and available on-line.  2011 was the fifth year of the levy program and it was again a very busy and successful year for the Seattle Department of Transportation.  This past year, projects were completed across the city in nearly… [ Keep reading ]

Not just a bumper sticker slogan…

  Hang up and drive! Last month, a Massachusetts teen was convicted of homicide as a result of texting while driving and will serve one year in prison. A landmark case for the state, Aaron Deveau, 18, was found guilty on charges of vehicular homicide, texting while driving and negligent… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Trails!

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is making it easier to walk, bike and ride around the city.  Over the first five years of the program, sidewalks have been built, bike lanes and sharrows installed, and improvements have been made to improve the speed and reliability of transit.  An essential element of… [ Keep reading ]

The Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway – Soon to Become a Reality!

Don’t Miss the Open House Thursday  Beacon Hill is one of six neighborhoods in Seattle where greenways will be installed this year. Neighborhood greenways are routes on non-arterial streets that are improved for safe, family-friendly bicycle and pedestrian travel, and are usually designed for reduced vehicle speeds and volumes. A… [ Keep reading ]

Go for a walk!

Did you know the city has more than 2,200 miles of sidewalk?  That’s a lot of sidewalk, however we have a way to go before the network is complete.  Sidewalks play an important role in our communities.  Sidewalks connect and provide safe alternatives to get from home to work or… [ Keep reading ]

Tickle the ivories, find the pig and watch art come alive

  Ever wonder what would happen if the city’s largest public space – its streets – were opened up so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for cars? Friday, August 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Phinney Ridge and… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane Street Viaduct CLOSURES – Be Aware…

The far right lane traveling east on the Spokane Street Viaduct (West Seattle Bridge) will be closed overnight, starting at 10 p.m.  The eastbound lane will re-open at 5 a.m. tomorrow, July 6, BUT…. Then the westbound lanes lanes of the Spokane Street Viaduct will be closed all weekend, beginning… [ Keep reading ]

Three Paint Jobs Coming Up!

Over the course of the summer, a contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be painting steel parts, as needed,  on three of the City’s bridges on Magnolia and Queen Anne. Work will begin this week on the first of these bridges, the W Howe Street Bridge,… [ Keep reading ]