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Recent winter storms have wreaked havoc on our roads. We’ve already filled 7,500+ potholes this year, compared to 15,000 last year. Thank you for your patience as we continue this pothole repair work!

Editor’s Note (February 18, 2022): We have now filled over 7,500 potholes in 2022. We tripled the usual pothole response effort and filled about six months worth of potholes in just six weeks. But new potholes are continuing to appear every day, so if you see a pothole, please let… [ Keep reading ]

We responded quickly to landslides in West Seattle to ensure public safety and restore a key travel route along Highland Park Way SW

Editor’s Note (January 13, 4:05 p.m.): Highland Park Way SW has been fully re-opened; currently all travel lanes are open. You can also visit our @SDOTtraffic Twitter account anytime for the latest traffic updates and information. The recent sub-freezing temperatures in Seattle have bid us farewell for now, but wet… [ Keep reading ]

Heads up, travelers: Heavy rains, melting snow, and high winds are causing traffic disruptions across Seattle

Due to melting snow and heavy rain, we’re responding to flooding, landslides, downed trees, and power outages throughout Seattle, including West Seattle and South Park on the West Seattle Bridge detour routes. Look for fallen trees, flooding, landslides, power and traffic signal outages to affect commutes now through the weekend as we respond and clean up. Be safe out there. Street… [ Keep reading ]

Snow storm update: Where we stand as we head into the New Year weekend, plus a few important safety reminders

Since snow first arrived to the Seattle area over the December 25-26 weekend, our crews have been working tirelessly to help clear roads across the city and provide reliable access routes for transit and emergency services as part of our winter weather response plan. When another round of snow fell… [ Keep reading ]

Updated 1/4/2022: Winter weather status – How we’re responding to snow and ice, and resources to stay informed

Latest Update: 1/4/2022, 12:55 PM Weather Update: We continue to see winter weather in Seattle. Temperatures are low and fluctuating above and below freezing, creating ice on streets and sidewalks across the city as snow melts and then potentially turns into black ice. The National Weather Service website has the… [ 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 ]

Changes coming to Alaskan Way with new southbound lanes set to open as soon as Monday, November 15

The Waterfront Seattle Program has been busy constructing the new Alaskan Way since late 2019, following the completion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct removal. Shifting traffic to the east between S King and Marion streets last December allowed Waterfront Seattle to construct new southbound lanes, along with new sidewalks and… [ Keep reading ]

Road closure updates following major windstorm in Seattle area

Please note: this blog has been updated as more information became available and crews worked to safely reopen key roadways and travel routes following the recent windstorm event. Last updated: 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. UPDATE: The South Park Bridge and E Marginal Way S have been fully… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Closure at the intersection of 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St from October 1 – October 4

We will be demolishing and repaving the 15th Ave NE and NE 65th St intersection from Friday, October 1 to Monday, October 4. This closure will affect eastbound and westbound traffic on NE 65th St  If you are driving, please plan ahead before heading out on the roads in the area.   Work will occur on the east side and west side of the… [ Keep reading ]

Plan ahead: I-5 closures and Montlake area construction return this weekend, Sept. 10-13

Update (as of Sept. 9): work on State Route 520 at Montlake has been postponed and all SR 520 ramps in the area will remain open. Additionally, the Montlake Bridge will now close at 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10.  Four different closures to bring delays; fans encouraged to plan ahead… [ Keep reading ]