Managing Travelers

Marion Street paving began this week and it’s been a tightrope act balancing foot, bike, car, freight AND ferry traffic.  Coordination with the Washington State Ferries started months ago and continues as we monitor the work’s status.  To ease congestion construction is being phased to keep two lanes of Marion… [ Keep reading ]

Getting to the root of the matter

Work on the Duwamish Trail along West Marginal Way is expected to wrap up this week. Crews fixed a portion of the trail that had been damaged by giant tree roots.  Pedestrians and bicyclists are being detoured temporarily from the trail onto West Marginal Way SW.  But soon, everyone will… [ Keep reading ]

Block Party On

Last night was Seattle Night Out, and neighbors all over Seattle gathered together for a block party in the street.  Did you know you can have a block party on your street any night of the year, and now it is free?  If you do not live on an arterial… [ Keep reading ]

Come play in the street this Saturday

It’s a great summer for playing in the street. Come on out and have a picnic in the street, play scrabble, teach your kid to ride their bike, have fun! The next Seattle Summer Streets party is in Rainier Valley on Rainier Avenue S between S Alaska and S Orcas… [ Keep reading ]

Primo parking…for bikes!

If you travel by bike to get to your favorite neighborhood cafe, store, or business district and parking is an issue, read on. SDOT’s Bike Program is looking to install more on-street bike parking for the cycling community. Three locations in the city are sporting new bike parking accommodations like the one above and your… [ Keep reading ]

Have you tweeted today?

Well we have, and we do every business day to keep Seattle residents and travelers in the know about traffic conditions. SDOT’s Traffic Management Center monitors Seattle streets and highways to keep traffic moving. You can subscribe to our Twitter feed and get traffic alerts to help you steer clear of… [ Keep reading ]

A straight path for pedestrians

Crossing the street to avoid a blocked sidewalk next to a construction zone is about to become an infrequent experience for Seattle’s walkers.  SDOT briefed the Seattle City Council Transportation Committee this morning on a proposed set of new guidelines and regulations governing pedestrian pathways around construction zones.  You can… [ Keep reading ]

Curb Ramps at Boren Avenue and University Street

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “The ramp and adjacent sidewalk was jackhammered out and new ramps and adjacent sidewalk installed.” This is an example of rework by a private contractor that SDOT required.  Boren Avenue was repaved… [ Keep reading ]

Concrete Work at 3600 Block of Whitman Avenue N

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “They needed to replace the single slab and the adjacent curb, but in the process of pulling it up they damaged the adjacent slab and curb – and presto, had to now… [ Keep reading ]

Curb Repair on Turnoff at Gilman Avenue W and 26th Avenue W

The Seattle Times submitted a number of reader questions about transportation related work around the city.  Reader comment:  “Crews replaced half the curb one or two months ago and cut curve in it for a turnoff that leads to nothing.” SDOT crews removed overgrown vegetation in the area and replaced… [ Keep reading ]