2009 Downtown Paving looking Rosy

This Monday crews start the work to completely reconstruct Fourth Avenue from South Jackson Street to Olive Way.  Some of the concrete panels along the roadway are up to 60 years old -even though the common life span of these panels is 40 years.  Phase one of the project, from… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Plan Update Community Open House – You are Invited!

If you live in the North Beacon Hill, North Rainier, or MLK Jr. @ Holly (Othello) neighborhoods, we welcome you to attend  a Neighborhood Plan Update Open House. Here’s an opportunity to talk with City staff about your neighborhood, review neighborhood plan update draft goals and strategies and provide feedback…. [ Keep reading ]

Go Car Free and Don’t Stop

September 22 is World Car Free Day. People from around the world get together in the streets, intersections and neighborhood blocks to demonstrate how livable city streets are when opened to people and bikes. But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to “normal”… [ Keep reading ]

Meet the Artist Event in Central District

 Troy R. Miles is designing images to be placed on signal boxes in the Central District. Come meet Troy and share your ideas of the kind of images you think represent the Central District. When: Wednesday, September 23 Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, West… [ Keep reading ]

Bit by Bit, Making Seattle a Better Place to Ride

Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan got a lot of attention when it was completed in 2006.  It’s an ambitious plan with a goal of installing 450 miles of on and off-street bike facilities in ten years.  In the three years since it was released, SDOT engineers and crews have been systematically… [ Keep reading ]

A Step Up for Walking

Getting around in Seattle involves more than streets and bridges. Here at SDOT we also tend to 491 outdoor public sidewalks that scale steep hillsides where streets don’t cut through. Last week the department’s Bridge and Roadway Structures crews improved one of these public stairways in West Seattle connecting Admiral… [ Keep reading ]

From the Bottom Up…

The complete reconstruction of First Avenue South between Stacy and Horton Streets is nearly done!  Crews finished paving over the weekend and this week finished striping all five travel lanes.  Crosswalks and arrows will require an occasional single lane closure, but otherwise the project is expected to wrap up by… [ Keep reading ]

Come Play in the Street…SDOT Celebrates PARK(ing) Day

See how livable city streets are when they are opened to people. This Friday, September 18, from 9AM to 3PM SDOT is participating in an annual, one-day, global event where people collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into public parks. Join us in: Ballard where two parking spots in front… [ Keep reading ]

Reliable Traffic Information is Possible!

Living in a major city often means regular growth in population, urban density, significant dependence on automobiles, and traffic congestion. Besides being an absolute pain for drivers, traffic congestion makes our roads less efficient, increases travel time, air pollution, and fuel consumption. We look for ways to combat traffic and… [ Keep reading ]

Skip Thursday’s Happy Hour…Let’s Talk Parking!

                          You know that parking is a premium on Capitol Hill and First Hill. We know it too. That’s why SDOT’s Community Parking Program is actively engaging with residents, businesses, and community groups in these neighborhoods to figure… [ Keep reading ]