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This Sunday, March 24: Landscape maintenance on Mercer St

Our landscape crews will be performing a spring cutback, weeding, and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Dexter Ave N and Terry Ave N this Sunday, March 24, 2019. The lanes adjacent to the median (both the east and westbound) will be closed from 7 AM to… [ Keep reading ]

This Sunday: Landscape maintenance work on Mercer.

Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, March 10, 2019. This Sunday, March 10, our Urban Forestry Landscape crews will be performing landscape maintenance on Mercer and 6th Ave N. The work may require us to close an eastbound right lane between 5th and 6th avenues N on Mercer. We’ll be on site from… [ Keep reading ]

SUNDAY, DEC 23: Median & planting strip maintenance on Mercer corridor.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 14, 2019, we will retire the On the Move blog channel and all traffic advisory blogs will be posted on the SDOT blog channel.  Our Urban Forestry Landscape crews will be performing a fall cut-back and clean-up of the median and planting strips along the Mercer corridor between 5th Ave N… [ Keep reading ]

Storm Advisory: Getting gusty! High winds throughout the day. See our quick tips!

You’ve likely noticed, it’s already quite windy and wet today. The National Weather Service is predicting a blustery Thursday, with sustained southerly winds (25-40 MPH) and gusts up to 60 MPH from 10 AM to 7 PM in the Seattle area. To that effect, they’ve issued a High Wind Warning… [ Keep reading ]

Opening up the view to safety.

Tackling vegetation overgrowth. Crews from our Urban Forestry and Emergency Response Maintenance groups joined Saturday, working to improve visibility around the W Seattle Admiral Way ramp, to the W Seattle Bridge. Vegetation was limiting sight lines, making it tough for drivers headed up Admiral to see traffic coming down… [ Keep reading ]

What’s moving Seattle this week?

It’s time to party in our streets! Get ready, Seattle! The Capitol Hill Block Party and Bite of Seattle are happening this week. Add daily Mariner and Sounders games, a festival, a parade, and 5k runs and that number blows up to 100k people having fun outside. As you guessed… [ Keep reading ]

More Shade, More Gain | A Move Seattle Street Tree Story

Aaaaahhh, shade – it’s a beautiful thing. Now that summer is just a week away, we’re going to need more of it. Seattle is fortunate to have approximately 28% of its land covered with tree canopy. A conservative estimate of 300,000 street trees contributes to this amazing forest. Our Urban… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is All About Safety with Operation TREE-IAGE (Triage) Update: New Blog Video

It’s that time again! Summer is ending, school’s about to start and back-to-school activities are well underway here at SDOT. Yep, you read that right! SDOT and back-to-school go hand-in-hand, because we’re all about Safe Routes to School. This is why we kicked off Operation TREE-IAGE, you know like, ‘triage’? You can thank Director Scott… [ Keep reading ]

Flowers aren’t just for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day weekend, we pause to appreciate the maternal people in our lives for all the things they’ve taught us, and do for us. What better time to appreciate the many things that SDOT’s flower-filled roadside landscapes do for us throughout the year? We all enjoy the beauty of the… [ Keep reading ]

Happy Earth Day!

For Earth Day on Saturday, let’s look at how our city crews care for the 40,000 trees along our streets which SDOT is responsible to maintain. It’s a big job, so last year SDOT launched the Street Tree Management Plan (STMP) to be more proactive and to manage our trees in a… [ Keep reading ]