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Reduced Staffing at SDOT on Furlough Days

To address the economic downturn, city employees will be taking unpaid furlough days to help with the city’s budget.  The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will participate by splitting the furloughing of its staff between two days in each furlough period. Please expect to see reduced staffing at SDOT on… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Easy Being Green

SEATTLE — The city of Seattle has been recognized as having the greenest fleet in North America for 2010 by the 100 Best Fleets Program. The program recognizes and rewards peak performing fleet operations in North America and is in its seventh year. Seattle’s green fleet program was recognized for… [ Keep reading ]

The Return of Seattle Boulevard South

You might have noticed new street signs being installed last week on Airport Way S between Fourth Avenue S and S Charles Street. That portion of road is returning to its historic name – Seattle Boulevard South. The two property owners on that street requested Seattle resume using the original name. The city reviewed the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s happening with First Hill Streetcar?

  SDOT reached two key milestones recently to move the First Hill Streetcar line closer to the start of construction. SDOT completed the evaluation process for selection of the project general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM).  This was a best value process based on qualifications and proposed fee for construction management services…. [ Keep reading ]

Ladybugs and Chicanes

SDOT’s Neighborhood Traffic Program helps ensure safe traffic operations on our residential streets.  Residents often get involved in the program when they have concerns about speeding, high traffic volumes, or cut-through traffic issues on their street.  Above all, people get involved because they want to feel safe while walking along or across… [ Keep reading ]

Bridging Seattle with BTG

Voter approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) funds have helped complete a significant number of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) capital projects in 2010, including the rehabilitation of several highly utilized bridges.  If you live in or travel through the U-District you likely saw the work completed on the NE 45th… [ Keep reading ]

One Push of the Button Will Do

NPR recently did a story on whether those “close door  >< ” elevator  buttons actually work*.  The reporter closed the story with “they are just like pedestrian push buttons…”  Well, we thought we’d clarify how those pedestrian push buttons work.  Most buttons are tied into the signal cycle for the… [ Keep reading ]

S Holgate Street to S King Street Viaduct Replacement

SDOT is working with WSDOT to coordinate relocation of underground utility and water systems near the southern portion of the viaduct between S Holgate Street and S King Street. The work is part of city street improvements that will help keep traffic moving during construction to replace the southern mile… [ Keep reading ]

International District Gets Its First Green Street

Tom Im, with InterIm Community Development Association, recently thanked SDOT and many other city departments and agencies for their efforts to implement the first “Green Street” in the International District. The design and implementation of this project needed many hundreds of volunteers and over six years to complete.

Tour Seattle’s Newest Bike Routes

Throughout the year, the SDOT Blog has posted numerous reports on the newest bike facilities to hit the streets in Seattle.  This year we installed more than 20 miles of new bike facilities as we continue to implement the Bicycle Master Plan’s vision of a 450-mile on- and off-street bicycle network.  Our planners and engineers tackled many difficult projects… [ Keep reading ]