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Spokane St Swing Bridge is now reopen following successful repairs and testing

Editor’s Note (1/13/2023 at 2PM): We updated this blog post to reflect the bridge reopening to the traveling public on Friday afternoon, Jan. 13. Summary: Related posts: Following successful repairs and testing of the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), the bridge has reopened today, Friday, Jan. 13. Crews removed… [ Keep reading ]

Winter storm recap: How our crews rose to the challenge of major snow and ice to help Seattleites in need

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 7-minute read Stories at-a-glance: From snow to ice to wild winds, the weather in the Pacific Northwest has thrown us some very chilly curveballs already this winter. Luckily, we got through it together thanks in large part to the hard work of our response crews,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2022 Highlights!

Blog stats: 1,700 words | 10-minute read 2022 was a significant year for Team SDOT. From welcoming a new Director and re-opening the West Seattle Bridge, to delivering voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle-funded projects, to returning to in-person outreach and events, and planning the future of transportation in Seattle, our… [ Keep reading ]

Over the weekend, we removed the damaged Spokane St Swing Bridge hydraulic cylinder; Bridge repair work is continuing this week

Summary: Related posts: Crews worked hard over the weekend and successfully removed a damaged hydraulic turning cylinder inside the Spokane St Swing Bridge. This represents a significant step forward in the repair effort. It allows us to test temporarily operating the bridge on one turning cylinder, replace hydraulic power unit… [ Keep reading ]

You’re invited: Join the Levy Oversight Committee to help shape Seattle’s transportation system. Apply by February 9! 

Summary: Serving on the Levy Oversight Committee (LOC) is a volunteer opportunity that allows you to make a difference in your community. If you: …read on! What is the LOC? The Levy funds projects all over town, including some shown below! You may be interested in the LOC if: Primary… [ Keep reading ]

Download the Transit GO Ticket app to ride the West Seattle Water Taxi or bus using free credits during the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) closure

At-a-Glance: Related blog posts: The ongoing closure of the Spokane St Swing Bridge for emergency repairs continues to impact travelers on both sides of the Duwamish Waterway headed to and from West Seattle, especially by biking, rolling, or walking on the low bridge. To support these people, and help make… [ Keep reading ]

BEST OF FALL 2022 | New community chess park, Green Lake Outer Loop, safer streets, and more!

1,200 words | 6-minute read NEW: We’re crafting seasonal summaries of Team SDOT’s work across town. Read on to learn how we’ve made getting around the city safer, easier, and – hopefully – more fun, in the fall of 2022. Enjoy! Quick links to stories below: MAKING BIKE ROUTES FOR… [ Keep reading ]

A Better Detour for People Biking During Spokane St Swing Bridge Emergency Closure

Related Updates: Bridge repair update: Crews have repaired 500 feet of damaged power conduit on the Spokane St Swing Bridge and are preparing to remove a damaged 15,000-pound hydraulic turning cylinder. Read more. Read about other resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure. This is part… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge update: Flooded power conduit repaired as we prepare to remove a damaged hydraulic cylinder

Related Updates: We’re also working to enhance the safety and convenience of the detour routes with temporary protected bike lanes and improvements for freight. Read more. This is part of a series of updates about our urgent response to the ongoing Spokane St Swing Bridge closure. Click here to see… [ Keep reading ]

Interested in serving as a community representative on a Seattle transportation advisory board or committee? Learn more about current and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Editor’s Note (January 12, 2023): We originally published this blog post on March 9, 2022, and have continued to update it since then with the latest information. Summary: Below you can find ‘drop-down’ links to each individual board and committee, as well as general information about the application process: Promoting… [ Keep reading ]