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A note of thanks to West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Communities

Dear West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, It’s been a tough year. Just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take its toll around the globe, your communities suddenly faced another major challenge: the emergency closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, 2020. Here we are. One year later. While… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | New online tool can help you identify the right tree to plant so we can all keep our urban landscape happy & healthy.

Summary It’s the first full week of spring and we can feel it in the – warmer – air! Our trees can too.   Trees and open spaces help keep the environment healthy – which means they help keep our communities healthy, too.  Thinking about planting a tree or two? We… [ Keep reading ]

Together with over 1,000 community members in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park, we’ve finalized Home Zone Plans and started construction

Summary  When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown experienced a large increase in detour traffic.  We created a Home Zone for each of these neighborhoods, engaging community members to help decide on projects that would improve safety and mobility.  With input from almost 1,000 people across the three… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Nina Park

During Women’s History Month in March, we’re sharing stories of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for others, and fighting for a more equitable city. These women are building bridges and paving the way – both literally and for others in the workforce. This week,… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Mildred Slade

March is Women’s History Month. We’re sharing stories of some of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for others, and fighting for a more equitable city. These women are building bridges and paving the way – both literally and for others… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Kristen Ramirez

This month, we are sharing stories of some of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for other women (cis, trans, and gender expansive people) in the workforce, and fighting for a more equitable city. Meet Kristen Ramirez. One of those amazing… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge milestone: Repair remains on track as we begin search for contractor for final phase of construction

Summary We have reached the preliminary design milestone for the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) this week. This important step allows us to begin the selection process for a private contractor to make improvements to the high bridge and Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge). We’ll select the most qualified contractor and bring them on… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Karen Sweeney

Today, March 8, we stand with people across the world to celebrate International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a day defined by the United Nations as a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We’re in the home stretch! The Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement is scheduled to open this summer.

We are delivering on our commitments to voters, thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work. In February, we reached the major milestone of completing the construction of the Fairview Ave N Bridge (Fairview bridge) deck and removing construction cranes from project site. We’re excited for the new bridge and hope you are too!  The new… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Work on N 34th St Mobility Project starts as early as March 8, resulting in a temporary Burke-Gilman Trail detour. Soon, you’ll see protected bike lanes & safer intersections!

Summary Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, we are making traveling on N 34th St safer. Work on the N 34th St Mobility Project starts this month! Heads up, Burke-Gilman Trail travelers: This project will result in a temporary detour of the Burke-Gilman Trail. We understand this is inconvenient… [ Keep reading ]