LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Starting tomorrow, September 9, through early next year, we’re upgrading traffic signals near the UW to make traveling through the area smoother

Summary We are upgrading traffic signals around the University of Washington (UW) to meet our current Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) standards so that we can remotely operate the signals. People can expect closures of lanes closest to the curb during off-peak hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and some sidewalk closures at key intersections…. [ 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 ]

Talk with us! Call our new multilingual phone service for West Seattle Bridge information

Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa  Do you speak Español | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | Tiếng Việt | ភាសាខ្មែរ | af Soomaali | Oromiffa ? Call us today to learn more about the West Seattle Bridge and tell us what you think. The phone line is available at 206-400-7511.  To use the phone service, follow these steps:  Call 206-400-7511 Listen to the menu until you hear your language and press the number for it. Wait for… [ Keep reading ]

Learn what is happening with the West Seattle Bridge closure in a new video!

The video is available with subtitles in eight languages: English, Spanish, Somali, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Khmer, Oromo, and Vietnamese.   Check out the video to:  Learn more about the West Seattle Bridge closure See how SDOT is responding in partnership with community members Learn what you can do to help reduce congestion and impacts on your neighbors. The bridge is on schedule and on track to open in mid-2022. With… [ Keep reading ]

What do you need to walk, roll, or bike to school safely? Our Safe Routes to School program is ready to fund your ideas with Mini Grants all year long.

Summary Can you think of something that would make it safer for you to walk, roll, or bike to school? Safe Routes to School Mini Grants are for small projects like bicycle helmets, lights, pedestrian crossing flags, Walking School Buses, and more. New! We are offering the Mini Grants on a rolling basis. Nonprofits, Seattle schools, and… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Celebrating the color and joy local artists bring to Seattle

Summary: Crews installed a colorful crosswalk in South Park as part of the 8th Ave S Sidewalk Improvements project. On a tour of the West Seattle Bridge, Duwamish River Artist Residency learned about the bridge’s history and got to see the city from a new angle. We sat down with… [ Keep reading ]

‘Priority Hire’ approval to create local construction jobs for West Seattle Bridge repairs

USDOT approval paves the way for federal funds and direct support in economically distressed communities. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved the City of Seattle’s request to use “Priority Hire”, requiring that the contractor repairing the West Seattle Bridge hire from local economically distressed communities as it works to… [ Keep reading ]

ORCA Opportunity Program provides unlimited 12-month ORCA cards at no cost to thousands of students

Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the fourth school year of the ORCA Opportunity Program – Seattle’s commitment to free transit for public high school and middle school students. Through the program, the City of Seattle provides 12-month, fully-subsidized ORCA cards to all Seattle Public high school students, income-eligible middle school students, and Seattle Promise Scholars. The card is valid through August 31, 2022 and… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | A canvas for an artist has no limits. Just ask Seattle-based artist Desmond Hansen, who creates amazing murals on SDOT’s signal boxes around town.

Hansen’s art features pop culture icons and local community members who’ve had a positive impact on people in their area. The signal box murals that Hansen creates are a staple to the Seattle area art scene, showcasing a reflection of community life, and reverberation of SDOT’s mission of instilling vibrancy among city streets to enrich public life and spaces. Signal boxes are found scattered… [ Keep reading ]

It’s back to school time! We’re keeping kids safe on the way to class & helping them use transit

Summary: Kids are heading back to school and it’s important to keep them safe: drive the speed limit, obey signs, and expect more families on our sidewalks and streets.  School zone safety cameras are being turned on starting September 1. The speed limit in school zones is 20 mph when the lights are flashing, so drive slow and pay attention to keep kids and families safe and avoid getting a… [ Keep reading ]