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15th Avenue South Open House This Thursday

SDOT invites you to attend an open house to discuss the 15th Avenue South Multi-Modal Project.  This project aims to improve 15th Avenue South between South College Street and South Columbian Way for pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and transit.  Containing elements of the Pedestrian Master Plan and the Bicycle Master Plan, this project will add… [ Keep reading ]

Pedestrian Signal Upgrade at 28th Ave NW and NW Market St.

We’re pleased to announce that SDOT will upgrade the existing pedestrian signal to a full traffic signal at 28th Ave NW and NW Market St. this month.  The project will take approximately four weeks from the time the work begins to the time the signal is fully operational. During the installation work,… [ Keep reading ]

Capitol Hill RPZ Public Hearing

If you live in the Capitol Hill area you’ve probably been following the Capitol Hill Parking Project over the past year. The final parking plan that has been developed has been informed by inclusive community outreach throughout the project. One of the plan’s recommendations is to add additional blocks to… [ Keep reading ]

Smoother Dearborn on the Horizon

In 2010, SDOT is repaving major sections of S Dearborn Street, Virginia Street, Olive Way, and Airport Way.  As early as next month, the rehabilitation of Dearborn could start and is expected to wrap up in June.  The Bridging the Gap paving program kicked off in 2007 and has been… [ Keep reading ]

Hot Tips for Smarter Trips

Are you looking for better ideas on how to get around the city? Well our Way to Go! program is here to help. Way to Go! is SDOT’s program to increase walking, biking and transit use. The program website provides lots of helpful information, tools and inspiration. Way to Go! now… [ Keep reading ]

No Need For Words

An original and powerful approach to driver safety education created by the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (UK). 

SDOT Work Down Under

Construction is coming soon on a project you won’t see a lot of…not because it’s in Australia (it’s not), but because it’s down under city streets.  The work is to stabilize an areaway. Areaways are the usable areas, generally in the street right-of-way, below the sidewalk and between building foundations… [ Keep reading ]

Look…A New Crosswalk!

Pedestrian improvements are being made on E Olive Way in anticipation of the future construction of the Capitol Hill light rail project. In addition to a new marked crosswalk at E Olive Way and Boylston Ave E there will eventually be a median island in the center of the street…. [ Keep reading ]

Building a City that Responds to All Citizens

  In 2007, the city established a Translation and Interpretation Policy as part of its Immigrant and Refugee Initiative with the goal to promote fair and equitable access to city services for individuals with limited English proficiency. Since that time, the initiative has been adopted by all the departments of… [ Keep reading ]

Art Meets the Street

We posted a brief introduction last week to the SDOT Art Plan, jointly developed in 2005 with the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs and written by Daniel Mihalyo.  Since 2005, portions of the plan have been implemented and we’re excited to post pictures over the next few weeks of… [ Keep reading ]