SDOT Women Paving the Way | Meet Marilyn Scott

Women’s History Month may be over, but we’re going to keep sharing stories of SDOT’s talented, brave, strong, and determined employees who are making our city safer, opening paths for others, and fighting for a more equitable city. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Marilyn Scott. Marilyn is a… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | S Angeline St, between 15th Ave S and S Columbian Way, closed to through traffic beginning April 15th

Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars and our Safe Routes to School program, construction has started on and near 15th Ave S to increase safety for people traveling along this important connection between Beacon Hill and Rainier Valley!  As soon as April 15, S Angeline St will be closed on the east side of 15th… [ Keep reading ]

She’s back! Seattle’s favorite SpokesSalmon has moved to West Seattle

Seattle’s SpokesSalmon, Sal, is back and has moved to West Seattle! You may remember Sal from her SpokesSalmon debut in 2019 when she was getting out the word to #FlipYourTrip and to commute car-free at least once a week to downtown Seattle. Sal moved to West Seattle right before the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The… [ Keep reading ]

Spring is here, and scooting is in the air!

Summary: As the weather is getting nicer, more people are using scooter share in Seattle. Friendly reminders: You can use scooter and bike share to cross the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge). Scooter and bike share companies offer free or reduced rates for essential workers and people who are income-qualified. … [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18

On Thursday, April 8, we held the 18th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #18 The meeting came as we announced changes in our Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) access policy… [ Keep reading ]

We’re starting the application process for people to use the Spokane St Swing Bridge to reach lifesaving medical appointments while the West Seattle Bridge is under construction

Applications will open later this month for restaurants and retail struggling during pandemic, on-call medical workers, additional types of vans and shuttles. We’ve also extended weekend all–access hours by 3 hours to 8 a.m. People seeking lifesaving medical treatment, on-call medical workers, West Seattle restaurants and retail businesses, and people using vans, shuttles or official carpools with a state-issued rideshare license plate can soon apply to SDOT for access to the Spokane St Swing… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Soon, you’ll see new sidewalks and safer intersections along Sand Point Way NE! Construction begins in April.

Summary We are making changes near Magnuson Park to keep people safe, whether they are walking, rolling, biking, driving, or taking transit. Our next phase of work starts in April. We’ll add new sidewalks, reconfigure intersections, make signal timing upgrades, and more. Your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Play street permits are back! Celebrate Earth Day outside with your neighbors on an (socially distanced) Earth Day play street!

Hello, April! AKA Earth Month! Birds are singing, the sun is (sometimes) shining, and flowers are blooming. The longer days mean more daylight to play outside and connect with your neighbors.   As of last week, play street permits are back – just in time for Earth Day fun on April 22nd! This comes after nearly a year-long hiatus in issuing these permits on… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Best of the Month | Safety is our number one priority!

In this SDOT Best of the Month, we’ll highlight some of the projects that made news in March – and some that didn’t. The new rectangular rapid flashing beacon at Dayton Ave N and N 50th St helps kids and families safely walk and roll to school and to Woodland… [ Keep reading ]

We have been allocated almost $60 million from the Federal Transit Administration for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project!

We’re proud to share that we’ve reached a major funding milestone! The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has now allocated $59.9 million in funding from the Small Starts Program to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – RapidRide G Line project for construction.  Read the press release from Mayor Jenny Durkan. Read the press release from the FTA. Read the press release from Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty… [ Keep reading ]