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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We built smoother sidewalks & protected mature trees on Aurora Ave N!

Blog stats: 600 words | 4-minute read At-a-glance: This week, we finished repairing sidewalks along the eastern side of Aurora Ave N, from NE 85th to N 105th St. The result: safer, smoother travel for people walking and rolling. Our sidewalk repair program is possible thanks to your tax dollars… [ Keep reading ]

Winter storm recap: How our crews rose to the challenge of major snow and ice to help Seattleites in need

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 7-minute read Stories at-a-glance: From snow to ice to wild winds, the weather in the Pacific Northwest has thrown us some very chilly curveballs already this winter. Luckily, we got through it together thanks in large part to the hard work of our response crews,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2022 Highlights!

Blog stats: 1,700 words | 10-minute read 2022 was a significant year for Team SDOT. From welcoming a new Director and re-opening the West Seattle Bridge, to delivering voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle-funded projects, to returning to in-person outreach and events, and planning the future of transportation in Seattle, our… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the street during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 14-18, 2022

Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the street to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 14-18, 2022 – but the effort is critical to keep in mind… [ Keep reading ]

#WeekWithoutDriving 2022: Reflections from Team SDOT

Summary at a glance: We participated in the second annual #WeekWithoutDriving, from Sept. 19-23, 2022. This experience helped us gain a better understanding of the challenges that people face navigating their communities without driving themselves. Our participating staff reflect on how their week went and what they learned along the… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with Dahvee Enciso, Sr. Civil Engineer Specialist

Summary: We’re proud to celebrate our colleagues’ and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We recently talked with Dahvee Enciso, who shared details about his career, interests, and what National Hispanic Heritage Month means to him personally. We hope you enjoy reading! National… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Welcoming Greg Spotts to SDOT as our incoming Director!

Please note: to go directly to our Q&A chat with Greg, please click here. We want to offer a warm welcome to Greg Spotts, our incoming SDOT Director! Greg comes to Seattle from Los Angeles, where he was the Executive Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer for the Los Angeles Bureau… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve been preparing for a potential major earthquake in the region. Here’s how YOU can get ready too.

QUICK LINKS – How You Can Prepare: For additional resources on how you can prepare for a large-scale earthquake or other natural disaster, please visit the Seattle Office of Emergency Management’s website or read more in this blog post. Overview Team SDOT recently participated in “Cascadia Rising,” a multi-agency exercise… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Celebrating Levy-funded projects, biking around Seattle, volunteering alongside the community, and more! 

One person bikes and one person rides a scooter in a protected bike lane along 4th Ave in downtown Seattle. Photo: SDOT In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from May. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights… [ Keep reading ]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 | Roadside Chat with Fred Perez, SDOT Curb Space Management Supervisor

This month is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, a time when we celebrate the contributions and achievements by AAPI community members. The first official U.S. commemoration of AAPI heritage dates back to the late 1970’s, where Congress proposed a week dedicated to commemorating the accomplishments of AAPI individuals… [ Keep reading ]