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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We built smoother sidewalks & protected mature trees on Aurora Ave N!

Blog stats: 600 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: This week, we finished repairing sidewalks along the eastern side of Aurora Ave N, from NE 85th to N 105th St. The result: safer, smoother travel for people walking and rolling. Our sidewalk repair program is possible thanks to your tax dollars… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | 23rd Ave E is safer thanks to new signals, crossings, curb ramps, and much more! 

Summary All photos are credit to SDOT unless otherwise indicated. As part of the third phase of work on 23rd Ave E, you’ll now see: New protected left turns We installed these left turn lanes at E John St for vehicles turning from 23rd Ave E and from eastbound E… Filed Under: Accessibility, Biking, Funding & Levies, Move Seattle, Pedestrians, Safety, SDOT, Signals, Vision ZeroTagged With: ,

City of Seattle distributing free ORCA cards to more than 10,000 Seattle Housing Authority residents

Blog stats: 1,000 words | 6-minute read At-a-glance: The City of Seattle is partnering with the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) to provide free unlimited-use ORCA cards to all residents who are living in SHA-owned and managed housing through December 2026. This pairing between an affordable housing program and an accessible… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transportation Plan | Let’s create our transportation maps together. Are we on the right track? 

Summary   NEW! Let’s create our transportation maps together. Are we on the right track? There are so many ways we use our streets and public spaces every day! Before we began to develop the STP, we had four transportation network maps (pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and freight). For the STP, we… Filed Under: Community Involvement, SDOTTagged With:

Check out our final quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 4, 2022

Blog stats: 700 words | 4-minute read Since March 2020, we have completed 63 of the 70 projects identified in the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan. We have completed 56 of the 64 Home Zone project elements in South Park, Highland Park, and Georgetown. And we have completed 319 traffic… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge is now reopen following successful repairs and testing

Editor’s Note (1/13/2023 at 2PM): We updated this blog post to reflect the bridge reopening to the traveling public on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13. Summary: Related posts: Following successful repairs and testing of the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), the bridge has reopened today, Friday, Jan. 13. Crews removed… [ Keep reading ]

Winter storm recap: How our crews rose to the challenge of major snow and ice to help Seattleites in need

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 7-minute read Stories at-a-glance: From snow to ice to wild winds, the weather in the Pacific Northwest has thrown us some very chilly curveballs already this winter. Luckily, we got through it together thanks in large part to the hard work of our response crews,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2022 Highlights!

Blog stats: 1,700 words | 10-minute read 2022 was a significant year for Team SDOT. From welcoming a new Director and re-opening the West Seattle Bridge, to delivering voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle-funded projects, to returning to in-person outreach and events, and planning the future of transportation in Seattle, our… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we removed the damaged Spokane St Swing Bridge hydraulic cylinder; Bridge repair work is continuing this week

Summary: Related posts: Crews worked hard over the weekend and successfully removed a damaged hydraulic turning cylinder inside the Spokane St Swing Bridge. This represents a significant step forward in the repair effort. It allows us to test temporarily operating the bridge on one turning cylinder, replace hydraulic power unit… [ Keep reading ]

You’re invited: Join the Levy Oversight Committee to help shape Seattle’s transportation system. Apply by February 9! 

Summary: Serving on the Levy Oversight Committee (LOC) is a volunteer opportunity that allows you to make a difference in your community. If you: …read on! What is the LOC? The Levy funds projects all over town, including some shown below! You may be interested in the LOC if: Primary… [ Keep reading ]