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What are those bags on all the trees?

If you’ve noticed these strange looking dark green bags wrapped around the base of city-owned trees, take a closer look. Called “Tree Gators,” they irrigate the trees.  SDOT’s Urban Forestry crews are hopping busy watering nearly 2,200 newly-planted trees every week.   Watering trees for the first two to three summers… [ Keep reading ]

New Bridging the Gap Sidewalks!

More than four blocks of new sidewalk have been constructed this year, thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG ) Levy Program.  Seattle residents will see 15 blocks by the end of 2010.  Since the BTG program began in 2007, 54 blocks of new sidewalk has been completed. Check out… [ Keep reading ]

Free Your Inner Artist!

Saturday morning,  August 21, pack your chalks, don your beret and head out for a public artwork dedication at 160 21st Avenue in the Squire Park Neighborhood.  As part of the neighborhood’s Art in the Park festival, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will dedicate Salon, by Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Taking it to the Streets!

Question:  Where can you go this Saturday to watch a parade, shoot some hoops, enjoy cuisine from around the world, learn how to compost, take in a choir, and see the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace?  Answer:  Right in the middle of Rainier Avenue S between S Alaska Street and S Brandon St! … [ Keep reading ]

Outreach for NE 125th Street

One of the issues raised about the proposed rechannelization of NE 125th concerns community outreach.   SDOT works hard to alert impacted communities about both proposed and planned work.  Examples of this include recent efforts such as paving downtown Fourth Avenue, replacing the NE 45th Street Viaduct approach or holding Summer… [ Keep reading ]

Old Public Stairways Getting a Makeover

SDOT’s bridge crews take care of much more than bridges—they are also responsible for nearly 500 outdoor stairways, used by residents to get to bus stops, schools, stores and other community destinations.  The crews are currently rehabilitating the top flight of the S Ferdinand Street stairway near the Columbia City… [ Keep reading ]

Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget!

This morning crews removed the safety barriers and let traffic from the South Spokane Street Viaduct flow onto the new eastbound Fourth Avenue S off-ramp.  Why so soon?  The cure was a great success, with highly agreeable weather accelerating the process.  SDOT was also able to re-sequence the contractor’s phasing to open… [ Keep reading ]

The Facts on NE 125th Street Speeds and Collisions

The proposed rechannelization of NE 125th Street between Roosevelt Way NE and 35th Avenue NE has generated a lot of interest with the public and press.  Here are some important facts that demonstrate why this corridor needs changes to lower speeds and enhance safety. Eighty nine percent of eastbound vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

Nickerson Street Update

Crews continue to move forward on the Nickerson Street Paving and Rechannelization Project and their progress is evident throughout the corridor.  Between Etruria Street and 13th Avenue W, the transformation is nearly complete.  Nickerson, once two motor vehicle lanes in each direction, now consists of one travel lane in each direction with… [ Keep reading ]

Rechannelizations Make Roads Safer

There has been a lot of interest in rechannelizations over the past few months, especially with SDOT’s proposal for NE 125th and the recent work on Nickerson.  SDOT makes such changes to a street’s configuration to reduce vehicular speeds and make the road safer, especially for vulnerable users like pedestrians. … [ Keep reading ]