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We filled 15,000 Potholes in 2020 – and continue to fill more this year!

Summary: In 2020 we filled roughly 15,000 potholes, including nearly 1,600 potholes in West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley neighborhoods. Winter storms are hard on our roads and contribute to new potholes forming. Our crews have been hard at work filling potholes this winter and will continue to fill them as they are reported. Last year we responded… [ Keep reading ]

Another choreographed snow response! Thank you to everyone who helped keep our sidewalks clear of snow & ice last week!

Remember that thick blanket of snow we woke up to last week? On February 13, Seattle had the snowiest day in over 50 years! (Not to get confused with the snow record set 2019 when Seattle had the snowiest February in over 50 years.) For many, the snow was a… [ Keep reading ]

ADVISORY | Snow and freezing temperatures are in the forecast this week!

Winter Weather Response Website | 2020 至 2021 年冬季气候 | 2020 至 2021 年冬季氣候 | 2020-2021 Cimilada Dayrta | 2020-2021년 겨울철 날씨 | Temporada de invierno 2020-2021 | ПОГОДА ЗИМОЙ 2020-2021 г. | 2020-2021 Haala Qolleensaa Ganna | អាកាសធាតុរដូវរងា 2020-2021 | Thời Tiết Mùa Đông 2020-2021 | PANAHON NG TAGLAMIG SA 2020-2021 | 2020-2021 ሓጋይ ኩነታት ኣየር | የ 2020-2021 የዊንተር የአየር ሁኔታ |طقس الشتاء 2020-2021 Read all about our winter weather response on this… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT’s Best of the Month: January 2021 | COVID-19 and winter weather response, and making our streets work for all.

Summary In this SDOT’s Best of the Month, we’ll highlight (non-West Seattle Bridge!) projects that made news – and some that didn’t. We created a new COVID-19 Transportation Response, Reopening, and Recovery page on our website so that you can see how we’re working to keep Seattle safe and moving. … [ Keep reading ]

On Monday, our snow plow drivers practiced their routes to stay ready for winter storms!

Winter Weather Response Website | 2020 至 2021 年冬季气候 | 2020 至 2021 年冬季氣候 | 2020-2021 Cimilada Dayrta | 2020-2021년 겨울철 날씨 | Temporada de invierno 2020-2021 | ПОГОДА ЗИМОЙ 2020-2021 г. | 2020-2021 Haala Qolleensaa Ganna | អាកាសធាតុរដូវរងា 2020-2021 | Thời Tiết Mùa Đông 2020-2021 | PANAHON NG TAGLAMIG SA 2020-2021 | 2020-2021 ሓጋይ ኩነታት ኣየር | የ 2020-2021 የዊንተር የአየር ሁኔታ |طقس الشتاء 2020-2021 Summary Practice makes perfect! Our snow plow… [ Keep reading ]

Happy New Year from all of us at SDOT. Please stay safe and vigilant, follow COVID-19 guidelines, and do not drive, scooter, motorcycle, or bike while under the influence.

This New Year’s Eve will be very different than in years past – obviously! Even the Space Needle fireworks are going virtual. Still, the beginning of a new year might call for more celebrating than you might do on a typical Thursday. With that in mind, we urge you to not only follow the usual… [ Keep reading ]

Let it snow! Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re ready for winter storms.

Winter Weather Response Website 2020 至 2021 年冬季气候 | 2020 至 2021 年冬季氣候 | 2020-2021 Cimilada Dayrta | 2020-2021년 겨울철 날씨 | Temporada de invierno 2020-2021 | ПОГОДА ЗИМОЙ 2020-2021 г. | 2020-2021 Haala Qolleensaa Ganna | អាកាសធាតុរដូវរងា 2020-2021 | Thời Tiết Mùa Đông 2020-2021 | PANAHON NG TAGLAMIG SA… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Ave S | We lessened the risk of landslides to property owners, residents, and people traveling.

Summary Seattle’s wet winters, steep hills, and landslide-prone geology make it prone to frequent landslides in the winter and early spring. Landslides are more likely when soils are very wet, and many occur within a few days when we have a heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. A recent project along Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

Daylight Savings ends on Nov. 1, so it’s time for a refresher on how we can all help each other stay safe in the darker seasons!

Summary 2020 is about to get darker (literally): Daylight Savings ends November 1. Now, more than ever, we need to be looking out for each other. Whether you’re walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking public transit – safety can be a collective effort when we keep an eye out for each… [ Keep reading ]

Autumn is here, and we’re all in this together. It’s time to rake your leaves & cut back overgrown vegetation on your sidewalks & planting strips!

Summary It’s everyone’s responsibility for maintaining sidewalks, planting strip areas, and vegetation near where they live or own a business – and it’s the law per the Seattle Municipal Code. Clearing leaves keeps the sidewalk safe and accessible. Blocked gutters are also all of our responsibility. How to tell if you’re in compliance with SMC, and … [ Keep reading ]