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We are in the process of completing a 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle. Here, we outline why and how we completed this assessment in advance of its release early next year.

Summary Thanks to your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle, we continue to deliver on projects throughout the city to keep you moving safely and efficiently. The Levy to Move Seattle portfolio was not spared from budget shortfalls caused by COVID-19. We took thoughtful, immediate action to pause projects while we identified necessary budget reductions. The midpoint of the… [ Keep reading ]

Let it snow! Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re ready for winter storms.

Winter Weather Response Website 2020 至 2021 年冬季气候 | 2020 至 2021 年冬季氣候 | 2020-2021 Cimilada Dayrta | 2020-2021년 겨울철 날씨 | Temporada de invierno 2020-2021 | ПОГОДА ЗИМОЙ 2020-2021 г. | 2020-2021 Haala Qolleensaa Ganna | អាកាសធាតុរដូវរងា 2020-2021 | Thời Tiết Mùa Đông 2020-2021 | PANAHON NG TAGLAMIG SA… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge work platforms come down next week, marking the end of our emergency measures to both stabilize the bridge & set the stage for future repairs

The emergency measures we’ve been working on since the spring were necessary regardless of whether we chose to repair or replace the bridge. Stabilization sets the stage for upcoming repairs of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The primary components and purpose of the stabilization measures are: Installing and stressing the post-tensioning system: Along with carbon fiber wrapping, the… [ Keep reading ]

As part of our ongoing work in partnership with the state to make Aurora Ave N (SR-99) safer, we installed two new speed radar signs last week

The work to make Aurora Ave N (a Washington State roadway) safer was made possible through funding secured by State Senator Reuven Carlyle. We have recently installed two solar-powered speed radar signs: one on the southbound side of Aurora Ave N at N 38th St and the other on the northbound side near 6th Ave N. The signs show drivers their speed… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Tree planting along Lake City Way between NE 113th & NE 133rd Sts

Our Urban Forestry Landscape crew will be planting new trees in some medians on Lake City Way this Sunday, December 20! Between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, trees will be planted on Lake City Way in the medians between NE 113th and NE 133rd Streets. While… [ Keep reading ]

On NE 43rd St near the UW, we’re connecting you to the new Link Light Rail Station, ensuring safe sidewalks and keeping street trees healthy well into the future.

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, we’re improving access to the U-District Link Light Rail station for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit. This long-awaited station and our multimodal design will transform how people get around the neighborhood! Construction on NE 43rd St began in August 2020 after about two… [ Keep reading ]

Stay active safely, close to home – and celebrate the New Year – with Brand New Year Blocks! Lake Washington Blvd will also open again to people walking, rolling, & biking.

Summary This month, there are three great ways to stay active and healthy while staying close to home! Brand New Year Blocks allow you to close one block for three total days from now through January 3. One mile of Lake Washington Blvd is open to people walking, rolling, and… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure.  In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Low Bridge Camera Installation Live Load… [ Keep reading ]

Happy First Night of Hanukkah from SDOT, and a Roadside Chat with Ben Dalgetty

We had a Roadside Chat with Ben Dalgetty, SDOT’s Digital Strategist, who shared his written reflections on the holiday through this blog. Ben identifies as secular/reform Jewish. This piece is intended as a personal reflection, and while every effort was made towards accuracy, this blog does not represent official department position or definitive history. Ben, as… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in January 2021, we will add an automated photo enforcement system on the Low Bridge that will supplement existing enforcement by police

We need to keep the West Seattle Low Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, freight, and transit. In October, we announced that automated photo enforcement would begin on the Low Bridge (also called the Spokane St Swing Bridge) as early as January 2021. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains closed. In this blog, we’ll discuss how photo enforcement will work and what you can… [ Keep reading ]