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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 ]

Best of the Month | Check out how we’re using trees, plants, and other green infrastructure to help improve the health, safety, and welfare of people (and local zoo animals!)

At the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we believe environmental health should be improved for future generations through sustainable transportation. One of our major goals is to address the climate crisis through a resilient and environmentally-friendly transportation system. As part of our effort to help slow the pace of climate… [ 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 ]

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 ]

The leaves are falling and autumn is officially here! It’s time to clear our sidewalks and start preparing for winter weather

낙엽이 떨어지는 계절, 공식적인 가을이 되었습니다! 이제는 보도를 정리하고 겨울 날씨에 대비할 때입니다. 落葉紛飛,秋天如期而至!是清理我們的人行道並開始為冬季天氣做準備的時候了 Caleemaha ayaa dhacaya oo dayrta ayaa si rasmi ah halkan u joogta! Waxaa la joogaa waqtigii aan nadiifin lahayn waddooyinkeena oo aan bilaabi lahayn u diyaargarowga cimilada jiilaalka Lá đã rụng vậy là mùa thu chính… [ Keep reading ]

Pioneer Square fall clean-up event a big success – thank you to everyone who volunteered!

Come one, come all! This past weekend, we teamed up with the Alliance for Pioneer Square, a local non-profit organization, and a group of 30 community volunteers, to help clean up a six-block stretch of 1st Ave S in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. This work helped support and advance… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Recovering from extreme heat and preparing Seattle’s roads and bridges for a changing climate

Summary Our talented Crews have been repairing roads that were damaged by the summer’s extreme heat. Crews keep the city moving no matter the weather condition. In this blog, we’ve shared the latest on the repairs.  Among more, when temperatures reach 85 degrees or higher, we spray down our steel draw… [ Keep reading ]

Sal the Salmon explores the trees of West Seattle!

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help from her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! It’s ME, Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon who’s getting the word out to #FlipYourTrip and quit driving alone so much. SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time… [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Seven street-end beaches and outdoor spaces are scheduled for upgrades!

Summer has arrived! To celebrate, we’ve shared some of our favorite hidden beaches and outdoor spaces that are open to the public.   They’re all part of our Shoreline Street End program and are located where streets dead-end near a shoreline. You can find all 141 shoreline street-end parks on our interactive map.   Today, we want to share projects that are underway to enhance some of our street-end… [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Have you heard about Seattle’s hidden shoreline beaches and outdoor spaces?

Make sure to stay cool over the weekend. If you’re going to travel anywhere, hydrate and stay in the shade when possible. Take a look at the National Weather Service Seattle’s cooling locations across King County. Stay safe! Summer is here! To celebrate, we’re letting you in on a little… [ Keep reading ]