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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 ]

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 ]

Half A Bridge…

…with the other half coming right on schedule (you didn’t think we’d just leave it this way, did you?).  I’m referring to the 15th Avenue Bridge in Maple Leaf and we are now over the hump – past the 50% complete mark – headed toward a spring completion. Enjoy these recent pictures as… [ Keep reading ]

SR520 transit options increase 20%

Need a reason to think of trying transit across SR 520? We’ve got a few: This week new bus service will provide better connections between the communities on both sides of the lake.  The number of bus trips across 520 will increase by 20%…giving you more frequent options!  In addition,… [ Keep reading ]

Mini Grants to Encourage Kids to Walk or Bike to School

Walking is the most affordable and environmentally-friendly form of transportation, and is also great exercise and an easy way to improve mental and physical health. Unfortunately, many children ride to school in a car, missing out on the benefits of walking. During October, International Walk to School month, SDOT is… [ Keep reading ]