Have a Safe and Fun Fourth of July Weekend!

Independence Day is just around the corner! As we prepare for a more normal Fourth of July celebration this year, it’s important for Seattleites to keep safety in mind so they can enjoy the holiday weekend with family and friends and prevent any crashes. Around the Fourth, many people head to the parks or attend a friend’s barbecue to… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.

Summary  Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!   Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | The new protected bike lanes on N 34th St are part of a cross-country bike trail that will ultimately span 3,700 miles!

Back in March, we began work on N 34th St. Thank you for your patience as we built new protected bike lanes, safer intersections, and just made things a little smoother in this busy street in Fremont. Here is a bird’s eye view courtesy of Green Lake & Wallingford Safe Streets. We were… [ Keep reading ]

We are happy to announce that the West Seattle Bridge program received a federal grant of $11.2 million to help pay for repair work that will reopen the bridge next year and “build back better”!

The bridge is on track to reopen following needed structural strengthening and repair work. The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will help pay for bridge rehabilitation on both the West Seattle Bridge and the Spokane St Swing Bridge.  This round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program funds transportation projects of national and regional significance that are… [ Keep reading ]

Heat Wave: Cooling down our Roads and Bridges

With Seattleites facing record high temperatures this weekend, we will be working to keep our roads and bridges cool and safe. Extreme heat can damage roads and bridges! Thankfully, our crews are standing by to respond quickly to weather related damage like sink holes or fissures. We are proactively spraying down our… [ Keep reading ]

A Roadside Chat with SDOT’s Capital Project Division’s Project Manager, Eric Tweit.

Eric Tweit grew up on a family farm in central Minnesota. Now, he’s managing some of Seattle’s largest transportation projects. Eric Tweit is a Project Manager in SDOT’s Capital Project Division. He’s currently managing the Madison Bus Rapid Transit Project, or RapidRide G as it will be called when King… [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Seven street-end beaches and outdoor spaces are scheduled for upgrades!

Summer has arrived! To celebrate, we’ve shared some of our favorite hidden beaches and outdoor spaces that are open to the public.   They’re all part of our Shoreline Street End program and are located where streets dead-end near a shoreline. You can find all 141 shoreline street-end parks on our interactive map.   Today, we want to share projects that are underway to enhance some of our street-end… [ Keep reading ]

Starting 4th of July weekend, 3 miles of Lake Washington Blvd (from Mt Baker Park to Seward Park) will open to people walking, rolling, and biking on weekends & holidays through at least September. 

Barricades will be placed each Friday afternoon and removed Monday morning. On 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, barricades will be removed the following Tuesday morning. Parking lots are open and will be accessible from the nearest cross street. Those driving to homes along the boulevard because they live there, are visiting, or making deliveries are allowed. Background … [ Keep reading ]

Beach Week | Have you heard about Seattle’s hidden shoreline beaches and outdoor spaces?

Make sure to stay cool over the weekend. If you’re going to travel anywhere, hydrate and stay in the shade when possible. Take a look at the National Weather Service Seattle’s cooling locations across King County. Stay safe! Summer is here! To celebrate, we’re letting you in on a little… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Weekend closure at the intersection of 4th Ave N, Raye St & Queen Anne Dr from July 31 to August 2

**A NEW UPDATE ON THE DATE AND TIME OF THE CLOSURE** We will be closing portions of the intersection at 4th Ave N, Raye St and Queen Anne Dr starting 7 AM on Saturday, July 31 until 5 PM on Monday, August 2. During this time, we will install ADA curb ramps on the… [ Keep reading ]