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SDOT Strives to Improve Safety on Aurora

The Aurora Traffic Safety Project is a two year effort to reduce collisions on State Route 99/Aurora Avenue North through short-term, low cost engineering, enforcement, and education efforts.   Since the project was launched in June of 2009, law enforcement has issued more than 10,000 citations, new curb ramps, crosswalks, and signage… [ Keep reading ]

You drive, you walk, take it slow. Help us spread the word.

With the onset of winter weather, vehicle and pedestrian collisions are at their highest, so it’s important to make drivers and walkers more aware of their surroundings.  This holiday season, the Seattle Department of Transportation is looking to raise awareness and greatly reduce the number of vehicle and pedestrian collisions… [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Paving Completed

It’s been a long three-year effort, but the City of Seattle just wrapped up its downtown paving work. SDOT, using more than $80 million in Bridging the Gap (BTG) levy funds, has rebuilt and repaved over that time 101 lane-miles, with 86.5 of those within or leading to downtown. Among the… [ Keep reading ]

A View From the Viaduct

As anyone traveling around the area might have noticed, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was closed during the weekend of October 16 – 17th between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the semiannual inspection of the structure. Crews were able to complete the work early, and re-opened the viaduct just before 1… [ Keep reading ]

You Pilot. We Navigate. Part 2.

When you went to work this morning, so did our Dynamic Message Signs (DMS).  As previously reported, SDOT is now providing accurate point-to-point travel times during the AM and PM commutes via DMS.  This information allows drivers to make better decisions en route to their destination and, as a result, improves commute times and… [ Keep reading ]

You Pilot. We Navigate. Part One.

(Part one of a two day series.  Check back Monday for part two.) Seattle commuters – meet your new best friends.  Actually, you’ve probably already met.  Most commuters have seen our Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) in action – alerting drivers to bridge openings, construction closures, and special events throughout the… [ Keep reading ]

Reminder: Celebrate Art on Aurora this Saturday

Join us on Saturday at 10 AM to celebrate the new artwork on Aurora.  The festivities will take place in the south parking area of the North Park Grocery, 10217 Aurora Ave N.  Click here for more info.  See you tomorrow!

SDOT Completes Two More Neighborhood Pedestrian Improvements

  SDOT has just completed two more pedestrian improvements in the public right-of-way that were funded through the Neighborhood Projects Fund (NPF), a city-administered program that works with communities to prioritize and build neighborhood projects.  Both projects developed out of neighborhood requests. At Ravenna Avenue NE and Lake City Way… [ Keep reading ]

Facelift for Historic McGraw Square

SDOT recently broke ground on a new transit mall and pedestrian plaza adjacent to McGraw Square at the terminus of the South Lake Union Streetcar. The project will add more trees and a green rain garden to drain plaza storm water runoff. It also includes energy efficient (LED) colored light… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrate Art on Aurora

A new mural at 10217 Aurora Avenue N has come to life on the side of North Park Grocery. Community members and businesses along with the city and state envision Aurora as a street full of thriving businesses and shoppers – one with a vibrant, safe business center that attracts… [ Keep reading ]