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Filling Potholes Faster, Cheaper, Better

  Always in search of making the most efficient use of our manpower and limited resources ,  this past week, SDOT began a two-year test on a new product and method of filling those pesky potholes in Seattle’s streets.   The product is called an “injection patch” and requires a special… [ Keep reading ]

King Street Station Ceiling Uncovered

Last week a crew of six persons worked at night to remove 1,600 suspended ceiling tiles in the main waiting room of the historic King Street Station. With the acoustical tiles gone, the original, ornate plaster ceiling that graces the main waiting room of the historic King Street Station is… [ Keep reading ]

Old Seattle Bridge Gets New Lease on Life

                                                                       Rehabilitation work has been completed the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge (12th Avenue South).  The project was necessary to extend the life of the bridge and reduce the frequency of major maintenance and repair.  The 98-year-old bridge, which crosses South Dearborn Street, is one of Seattle’s original steel bridges… [ Keep reading ]

July 14 Event – Downtown Seattle: A Bike Commuter’s Best Destination

  Join Commute Seattle for a panel discussion about why bicycle commuting to downtown Seattle is important to building a livable, economically viable, and sustainable city. Speakers include Mayor Mike McGinn, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Sandra Woods from SDOT, Chuck Ayers from Cascade Bicycle Club, Ref Lindmark from King County Metro,… [ Keep reading ]

In Case You Haven’t Heard

Maybe you’ve read about our new buffered bike lanes on blogs like Publicola or perhaps you’ve had a chance to bike 7th Avenue over the past few weeks.  If not, there’s a lot to like about the city’s newest bicycle facilities.  In our ongoing effort to implement the Bicycle Master… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Miss this Streetcar Meeting!

SDOT Sidewalks Frame New Junction Park

If you stop on the way to the West Seattle Junction to enjoy the handsome new Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and SW Alaska Street, you might notice that there are also new sidewalks along the street surrounding the park. The sidewalks are the handiwork of SDOT’s South Concrete Paving… [ 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 ]

SDOT’s Got Pride Too

  SDOT supported Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) employees last Sunday in the Gay Pride Parade.  We were part of a larger citywide contingent showing Seattle that LGBT folks  and their friends work throughout City and SDOT.  Employees wore t-shirts with the slogan ‘It’s everybody’s street’ and biked, roller… [ Keep reading ]

Take the July Walk Bike Ride Challenge

The City of Seattle invites you and your family and friends to walk, bike and ride more to work, shop and play and cut two car trips a week from July 4 to July 31. Even if you ride the bus to work every day, we’d like to challenge you… [ Keep reading ]