How we caught the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge deterioration

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take chances when it comes to public safety. That’s why, on Monday, March 23, weclosed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all trafficand are redirecting the traveling public. During our shared effort to combat the public health crisis caused by COVID-19, it’s especially… [ Keep reading ]

Alternate Routes for West Seattle High-rise Bridge closure

Yesterday, out of an abundance of caution, we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. We know that this is an inconvenience to many traveling to and from West Seattle and appreciate everyone’s patience. All vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge will close tonight at 7pm

Out of an abundance of caution, we will close West Seattle High-Rise Bridge tonight to all traffic due to accelerated concrete cracking that was identified during a regular bridge inspection. The bridge closure will begin at 7 PM tonight and will remain closed until further notice. All vehicles will be… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t forget to keep sidewalks safe near construction sites

With so many public and private infrastructure projects underway in the city, it often feels that every season is construction season in Seattle. Construction has an effect on how we get around, and especially impacts those with disabilities. Since many of these projects directly affect our streets and sidewalks, we’re… [ Keep reading ]

We will temporarily ease parking regulations beginning today

We are temporarily making some changes to how we manage and enforce parking in the city. We’ve seen how parking needs have changed, and we want to do everything we can to make sure that our parking rules support people’s and businesses’ needs. “These changes show how across the City… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT – Meet Margo Dawes

March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating some of the many women at SDOT who inspire us. Read aboutAngee,Lorelei, andAnnya. Margo Dawes is the Data and Equity Strategic Adviser on our New Mobility team. What does that mean? It means Margo uses data to improve programs and continues to… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary transit service reductions start Monday, March 23

Editor’s note, 3/23/20: Corrected route lists updated below. Today King County Metro Transit (Metro) announced that starting Monday, March 23 they will be reducing transit service for the duration of the region’s public health emergency. Metro, along with every other transit operator, is seeing declines in ridership and expects them… [ Keep reading ]

Take-out pick up zones coming today

Updated 3/30/20 with information about new #SupportSeattleSmallBiz map We’re installing temporary load zones in support of local restaurants that are transitioning to take-out and delivery only service. “Our small businesses, particularly restaurants, are bearing the brunt of our efforts to combat this pandemic. By facilitating easier takeout for restaurants, we… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT: Meet Lorelei Williams

March is Women’s History Month and we’re celebrating some of the many women at SDOT who inspire us. Read about Angee, Patricia, and Annya. Lorelei Williams is the Deputy Director for Capital Project Delivery. Six of our eight executive team members are women! They each head a key branch of… [ Keep reading ]

Temporary Closure of All Public-Facing Customer Service Counters to Combat Spread of COVID-19

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we will close our public-facing customer service counters starting Monday, March 16.  We expect to reopen our counters Monday morning, March 23, but will continue to evaluate this timeline as the… [ Keep reading ]