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Intensive Care of Giant Sequoia Continues

    Donated Equipment Enables Tree-top Inspection This past week, the effort to rejuvenate the ailing Downtown Seattle Sequoia at Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street, which is managed by the SDOT,  continued to inspire a generous spirit among private sector business owners serving the Pacific Northwest.  Hertz Equipment Rental made… [ Keep reading ]

Pine Street Hill Climb Becomes a Restaurant for Goats

If you ‘re traveling on Alaskan Way by the steep Pine Street hill don’t be surprised to see a herd of goats happily munching their way up the slope.  Aptly called the Pine Street Hill Climb, it is quite a climb to make it up the incline, and too steep… [ Keep reading ]

Jefferson Street Bike Facilities Complete

Our latest bike lane project is now complete!  E Jefferson St between 9th Ave and 19th Ave is now equipped with mixed bike facilities.  Climbing lanes were installed up the hills and sharrows were insalled for the downhill segments.   Connections to existing bike facilities can be made at Jefferson and Broadway, Jefferson and 12th Ave,… [ Keep reading ]

Shrinking our Footprint

News flash, we just got the word that our efforts to reduce fuel use are paying off for the City and for the environment!  In the first 6 months of 2010; SDOT reduced its full use by 10%; saving 15,000 gallons of fuel; $43,000 dollars, and 157 tons of Co2… [ Keep reading ]

Woo-Hoo…Happy Birthday to Us!

The SDOT Blog just turned one year old!  It has been a fun year for us and we hope the same is true for you.  We enjoy posting information about our work at SDOT so you’ll see the many things we do – not just paving and filling potholes.  This… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is Turning Terry Avenue Green

Last week, SDOT began work to transform Terry Avenue from Virginia Street to Lenora Street into a “green street,” making it a more enjoyable walking environment. The street is used by pedestrians on their way to the downtown bus tunnel and to local transit, as well as local businesses and… [ Keep reading ]

Local Leaders Step Up to Walk, Bike, Ride Challenge

  From the public sector to the private workforce, Seattle leaders are taking-on Mayor McGinn’s Walk, Bike, Ride challenge.  In an effort to show how easy it can be to walk to the store, bike to work, or take a bus to the park, participants will eliminate trips they would normally… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane Street Viaduct Eastbound Lane Closing for Six Weeks

Eastbound Lanes of Lower Spokane Street to Open Tomorrow The bad news – One eastbound lane of upper Spokane Street is closing for approximately six weeks so that crews can connect the new eastbound 4th Avenue off-ramp to the upper roadway.    The good news – The new eastbound 4th Avenue off-ramp is expected… [ Keep reading ]

Safe Routes to School Projects Underway

Construction of this year’s first Safe Routes to School  (SRTS) project, replacing a gravel path with a block-long asphalt walkway at Olympic Hills Elementary School has started. This improvement and similar projects this summer at four additional schools will improve access and further the city’s goals of encouraging kids to… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]