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It’s a wrap!

            We’ve got some great photos of the recently completed 16th Ave. SW project. It involved reconstruction and minor widening of the roadway on 16th Avenue SW between SW Findlay Street and SW Brandon Street. Work included: • roadway pavement removal and replacement • drainage improvements… [ Keep reading ]

Meet the Talent

We like to recognize the good work of members of our team and want to share these highlights with our blog readers. This month the American Public Works Association (APWA) recognized one of SDOT’s lead engineers, Katherine Claeys, in their seasonal publication. Katherine has been an engineer with the City… [ Keep reading ]

Sharing the Road with Sharrows

Many people wonder what those little bike symbols mean and why they are there.  Shared lane pavement markings, or “sharrows”, are bicycle symbols carefully placed to guide bicyclists to the best place to ride on the road,  avoid car doors and remind drivers to share the road with cyclists.  Unlike… [ Keep reading ]

Hear the Fremont Bridge Talk Back this Saturday

Did you know that all summer there’s been an artist up there in the Fremont Bridge towers with Rapunzel?  Artist Kristen Ramirez has been using a tower as a studio, spending time with bridge operators and neighbors, and working on an artistic response to the bridge.  The project, part of… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]