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TIMBER!

When you last drove on the NE 45th Viaduct, you likely felt like you were on a pretty solid bridge.  You were, but under that concrete was wood that doesn’t look nearly as sturdy once you take the concrete off!  Take a look at this demolition photo from the project…. [ Keep reading ]

Project inspires bike, bus & walk map

The NE 45th St Viaduct Project is not only replacing the old timber structure to the west – it’s also inspired a new outreach effort. The project includes a program to encourage walking, biking, and riding during and after construction. A “Bike, Bus, Walk Map” of the project area shows… [ Keep reading ]

1st Ave S On-ramp Going Away!

REMINDER – REMINDER – REMINDER Monday, May 17th, crews close the 1st Ave S on-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge – not out of spite, rather to make room for the new!!  The existing ramp has to come down as crews widen this section of upper roadway, referred to as… [ Keep reading ]

Why are all those people just standing around looking in the hole?

Why are all those people just standing around?  Why aren’t they working?  Reasonable  questions.  Actually, all those people are working and each and every one of them is there for a reason. They represent all the concerns involved in determining the work to be done in “the hole.”  More than… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Annual Report…Hot off the e-Press

SDOT has just published its 2009 Annual Report detailing the work the department’s been involved in over the past year. Each year the report highlights the programs and services SDOT offers and checks in on the progress of our initiatives. It’s a great resource to learn more about the vast… [ Keep reading ]

40 Ways to Go!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by driving less. Transportation is the biggest contributor to global warming in Seattle and the state of Washington. If everybody in the city drove 2,000 fewer miles a year, we would meet our climate goals by 2012. Here are 40 ideas to help… [ Keep reading ]

A Note to Remind You to Vote

We announced last week that King Street Station is one of 25 historic sites participating in the 2010 Partners in Preservation (PiP) program with a chance to win vital grant funds. PiP offers the public the opportunity to vote DAILY between April 15 and May 12 for their favorite project…. [ Keep reading ]

Did You Save a Landmark Today?

You have the opportunity to help King Street Station win vital restoration funding. The station is participating in the 2010 Partners in Preservation (PiP) program. This is the fifth year of the program that offers 25 historic projects the opportunity to win funding to complete a significant aspect of the… [ Keep reading ]

Pictures Speak Louder…

Just a note to say that construction to build the new eastbound 4th Ave S off-ramp from the S Spokane St Viaduct is looking good – from both above and below! To see more pictures of progress visit recent SDOT Blog S Spokane St project posts.

Good news for bus riders!

We just got some good news: Governor Gregoire signed the 2010 Transportation budget this week which includes funding from its Regional Mobility Grant program for the Rainier Avenue and Jackson Street Transit Improvements!  The Rainier Avenue Transit Improvement project will improve speed and reliability for transit service within the Southeast Seattle… [ Keep reading ]