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Resources to get around during the Spokane St Swing Bridge closure

Update (January 3, 2022) Our crew of bridge engineers and technical experts have been in the bridge every day since the bridge was damaged during last week’s storm. Click here for a detailed update on the repairs we’ve completed so far. In addition to engineers and technical experts working to… [ Keep reading ]

What we’re doing to maintain and preserve the Spokane St Swing Bridge

Update (December 31, 2022)  Our crew of bridge engineers and technical experts have been in the bridge every day since the bridge was damaged during last week’s storm. Click here for a detailed update on the repairs we’ve completed so far. Click here for resources to get around during the… [ Keep reading ]

“Why is this Sidewalk Closed?” Getting Answers while Getting Around Safely!

We all depend on sidewalks to get around, so it can be frustrating when a sidewalk we often use is closed – especially when it isn’t clear why. Since sidewalks are part of the public right-of-way, a permit is required to close the sidewalk, and it is typically related to… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge remains closed while SDOT repairs machinery damaged after ice storm power outage

Closure for people biking, walking, and driving and freight traffic will last minimum of 2 weeks. The Spokane St Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) will remain closed for at least two weeks while our crews continue working to repair mechanical issues that intensified after a power outage during the ice storm… [ Keep reading ]

WINTER WEATHER | Expect high winds, flooding, and possible landslides in Seattle and adjust your travel accordingly! 

As you’ve likely noticed, it’s already quite windy and wet today. The National Weather Service has predicted a blustery Tuesday. We are prepared to respond to landslides, downed trees, and traffic signal issues. Our first priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible, and we appreciate you doing your… [ Keep reading ]

With temperatures rising, please be aware of the potential for flooding, pooled water, landslides, and more

After several days of snow, ice, and below-freezing conditions, the forecast calls for temperatures to begin rising tonight, and remain warmer in the coming days, along with significant rainfall. Here are some tips and reminders to help you stay safe if you need to travel. Please be aware of potential… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve expanded the bus-only hours in Interbay along 15th Ave W and Elliott Ave W

Editor’s Note (Jan. 24, 2023): The expanded bus-only hours took effect on Monday, January 23, 2023. Crews also updated signs along the street to note the change. This blog post has been updated to reflect the change taking effect. Summary at-a-glance: Check out our blog post from October 2022 to… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Biking and scooting to transit, travel safety tips for darker weather conditions, and Levy to Move Seattle project highlights

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top posts from November. Please note: you can click on the headlines to go directly to any specific blog post (#1-5) – or just read on for a shorter recap of… [ Keep reading ]

Winter weather safety reminders and how you can stay informed

Quick links: With temperatures expected to be below freezing much of this week and snow in the forecast, we want to remind the public to travel with caution, as street conditions may be slick and icy. While it’s a busy holiday travel week, we urge you to go slow, leave… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Shilshole Ave NW bike lanes beneath Ballard Bridge will be closed on Monday as we make safety enhancements to train track crossing.

Update (January 5, 2023) It was not possible to begin this work on the week of December 19, 2022 due to snow storms and freezing rain. Work began on January 5, 2023. Next week, we will be building safety enhancements to the bike lanes on Shilshole Ave NW beneath the… [ Keep reading ]