November 9 – 15 is National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. From our team to yours: please slow down and stay vigilant, especially around traffic emergencies.

Summary National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week — which falls this year from November 9 – 15 — is one way of honoring traffic responders’ important work while raising awareness of the dangers of their work. Our SDOTResponse Team(SRT) helps keep traffic moving by promptly removing debris in the street,… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility | Part 1 of 3

Matthew Howard isaPh.D.candidatein EnglishattheUniversity ofWashington(UW) Seattle. Among other topics, hestudies how historical events shapetheAfrican American identity and experiences,inboth literature andlife. HestartedatSDOTonApril 1, 2020and isworkingwiththeStreet UseCommunicationsteam. We sat down with Matthew,whoshared with us howhe hopeshis work on transportation and more broadly,onissues ofmobility, willempowerBlack peopleandprovide deeper insightforhowrace and mobilityaffect social change. This… [ Keep reading ]

Post-Tensioning work wraps up on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, further setting the stage for repair or replace pathways.

Summary Work to stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge reached another important milestoneearlythis week, as crews completed external post-tensioning work. Stressing the post-tensioning system reinforces the strength of the bridge’s concrete superstructure. We tightened them to 10% in advance of the Pier 18 work but did not tighten them all… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday,we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Paving Work on 16th Ave SW & Tree… [ Keep reading ]

Stress relief: Crews reach critical milestone by releasing damaged bearings on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, marking forward-progress for all repair or replace pathways.

Summary Within weeks of closing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we have had crews on top, underneath, and inside the bridge working around the clock, six days a week, to stabilize the center span. We reached a critical milestone in this work this week as crews “released” damaged bearings on… [ Keep reading ]

From Nov. 7 – 9, we’re implementing major changes to Street Use permitting; Phase 2 of our migration to the Seattle Services Portal goes live Nov. 9.

Our move from Hansen – the permit platform we currently use – toAccela, which is accessible throughtheSeattle Services Portal(SSP),will make our permitting and inspections processes more consistent, predictable, and transparent for you. Accelais a software system currently used to maintain many city records, such as Seattle Department of Construction and… [ Keep reading ]

Rainier Ave S | We lessened the risk of landslides to property owners, residents, and people traveling.

Summary Seattle’s wet winters, steep hills, and landslide-prone geology make itprone to frequent landslidesin the winter and early spring. Landslides are more likely when soils are very wet, and many occur within a few days when we have a heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt. A recent project along Rainier Ave… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force met for the 12th time to discuss the cost-benefit analysis and talk again with Mayor Durkan

“We are all making this a big priority[…]the impacts of this bridge being closed cannot be overstated.“ “The regional impacts are absolutely clear. Just the Port alone services not just our region but multiple states. When I met with one of theSenators,they are creating a map to show how many… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Update Rapid Replace option for the… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about your tax dollars hard at work in the latest Levy to Move Seattle Quarter 3 Report.

Summary In July, August, and September (Quarter 3 or Q3) of this year – despite the many ongoing challenges facing our community – crews have continued to deliver on projects funded by theLevy to Move Seattlethroughout the city that enhance safety, mobility, and livability for everyone. Today, we’re highlighting some… [ Keep reading ]