From the SDOT Archives | Black innovators who have shaped transportation.

Every time you stop on red, enjoy clear views of the Olympics or buy a pint of ice cream, you have an inventor to thank. As part of our series to honor Black History Month, we’ve gone back into the SDOT archives to re-highlight some of the Black individuals who helped transform transportation with their… [ Keep reading ]

We really don’t want you to get a ticket! Please don’t go low to help keep the Spokane St Swing Bridge clear for emergency vehicles, freight, & transit.

Summary We’re all in this together, and we know it’s inconvenient to not be able to use the low bridge right now. At the same time, we don’t want you to get a ticket! Please be aware that if you are not authorized to use the low bridge, you will receive… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle is helping us make Seattle more accessible to everyone. Read about what we’ve done, where we’re going, & how we’ll get there in our ADA Transition Plan Update.

Summary Along with other funding sources, your tax dollars are hard at work through the Levy to Move Seattle to make city programs, services, and activities accessible to people of all abilities.  Fun fact: The Levy funds every curb ramp that we install from our customer service request queue. From that… [ 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 ]

Seattle’s newest protected bike lanes & neighborhood greenways!

Summary:  Building a connected bike network for people of all ages and abilities is key to our recovery in 2021 and beyond, while fighting the climate crisis.  Despite the many challenges we face, 2020 will remain a year of thoughtful, forward progress as we build a safer, more livable Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Take a Virtual Walking Tour of West Marginal Way SW and Join our Upcoming Virtual Open House on February 18

Summary Improvements and changes are planned for West Marginal Way SW. These include an interim pedestrian signal and painted crosswalk at the Duwamish Longhouse, and a new pedestrian pathway on the west side of West Marginal Way SW between the Duwamish Longhouse and SW Idaho St. Go on our Virtual Walking Tour with our… [ Keep reading ]

Hard at work. Though you may not see our crews on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we’re planning for phase 2 rehabilitation.

Summary  Crews have spent the past 8 months completing phase 1 of our West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) stabilization efforts. Now, we’re busy planning for what’s next on the high bridge.   Our intelligent monitoring system is helping us understand how the high bridge is responding to stabilization measures, and guiding our design for phase 2 rehabilitation.  We’re already working to bring a contractor on board to take phase 2 of the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT centers Black lives

SDOT is committed to centering Black lives and equity. All year-round we’re working to undo past harms. This month, Black History Month, we’ll share ways in which Seattle’s transportation has upheld racism and what we’re doing to better serve our Black residents and visitors. Seattle has a long history of… [ 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 ]

The community-led revisioning of Melrose Ave in Capitol Hill is starting to come to fruition!

We’ve completed the final designs for improving safety & the walking & biking experience on Melrose Ave from E Roy St to University St. Construction expected to start later this year. To the east of I-5 in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Melrose Ave is a key walking and biking connection. Melrose Ave is lined with residential buildings that overlook… [ Keep reading ]