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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway takes you from Alaska Junction to the High Point Library, Fairmount Park, and all the way to Roxhill Elementary School

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway improves bicycle connections between Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, and everywhere in between. We added the last four miles of the neighborhood greenway this year, and are pleased to welcome you and your neighbors to enjoy the ride!  We began this two-phase project in 2016 with a mission to improve the connectivity and… [ Keep reading ]

Debrief of last weekend’s 48-hour closure of the University Bridge: What happened, how we responded, and lessons learned

Summary: Maintaining a transportation system that reliably connects people to where they need to go is one of our primary goals. After an electrical malfunction required the closure of the University Bridge on Friday, November 12, our crews worked that day and throughout the weekend to safely reopen the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

New Federal Grant for East Marginal Way S Corridor Improvement Project to Significantly Improve Safety and Mobility in Key Industrial Corridor

Editor’s Note (November 19, 2021): The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today announced nearly $1 billion in federal grant awards for America’s infrastructure, through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The USDOT announcement can be found here: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-secretary-transportation-buttigieg-announces-nearly-1-billion-grant-awards Under the Biden Administration, SDOT has… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in 2022, a new traffic camera pilot program will automatically ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections

Update (January 7, 2022): We continue to install and test the new camera systems and expect activation to occur in the first quarter of 2022. We will notify the public with more information by an announcement on the SDOT Blog once activation dates are known. Editor’s Note (January 20, 2022):… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #25

On Wednesday, November 10, we held the 25th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #25 We discussed the following at the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring you… [ Keep reading ]

Update: The University Bridge has been repaired and is open to all travelers.

Update (11/14/2021 11:37 a.m.) The University Bridge has been repaired and is now open to the traveling public. The bridge became stuck for nearly 48 hours due to an electrical system failure that occurred on the morning of Friday, November 12. Our roadway structures crews and engineers have been working… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we celebrated a new street mural in Lake City as part of the Little Brook Stay Healthy Street!

We partnered with Lake City Collective to welcome the community to enjoy the new street mural in the Little Brook neighborhood of Lake City. The street mural was designed by Seattle artist, Romel Belleza (Ilocano, Tlingit & Dishchii Bikoh N’Dee) and was installed in partnership between the Seattle Department of… [ Keep reading ]

As we prepare to reopen the West Seattle bridge in mid-2022, we’re also analyzing viable options to replace the bridge long-term when the time comes.

Summary In November 2020, we made the decision to repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge). We also continued planning for an eventual replacement and analyzed five replacement options using a detailed set of criteria. We found the on-line and hybrid replacement options (more on those below) to be… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the roadway – learn more during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 8-14, 2021

_______ Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the roadway to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 8-14, 2021 – but the effort is critical to keep… [ Keep reading ]