We’re making more bold steps on Rainier Ave S to improve safety and walkability – while keeping buses moving!

The Rainier AveSefforts are a part of ourVision Zero program to reach zero traffic fatalities or serious injuries by 2030, and our Safe Routes to School program to make it easier and safer for kids to walk or bike to school. This year, we’ll complete the new street layout from… [ Keep reading ]

The next installment of the Center City Bike Network is starting on 4th Ave!

We recently openedtheBell St Protected Bike Laneandwe’re excited to share that constructionwill startas soon as mid-Septembertobuildanewprotected bike laneon4thAvebetween Pine St and Madison Stas part ofthedowntownCenter City Bike Network.Both projects are funded by the voter-approvedLevy to Move Seattle. “Weare facing a number of challenges in our City:from the COVID-19 pandemic to… [ Keep reading ]

Starting Today, August 31: Nightly Closures on SR 522/Lake City Way Ramps to and from I-5

Heads up travelers!Starting today,planfornightlyramp closuresat SR 522(Lake City Way)and I-5 beginning today, August 31. The northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 522 and the SR 522 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close nightly Monday through Thursday beginning at 9PM.The ramps willreopen by 5AMthe following morning. Whyaretheseramps closing? During the closures, contractor… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization

Since the closure of the High-Rise Bridge, we’ve worked to simultaneously advance all efforts needed to expeditiously pursue both a repair or replace scenario. By advancing both pathways at once, not a moment has been lost while the careful and thorough assessment is done to understand which avenue – repair or replace –… [ Keep reading ]

Since March, we’ve implemented 175 changes to support communities affected by the West Seattle Bridge closure

During the closure, we’re working tokeep people moving, lessen the impacts to the best of our ability, and preserve/enhance public safety. We know that no level of traffic mitigation can overcome the 100,000+ travelers displaced across West Seattle, Duwamish Valley, and Seattle as a whole by the closure of the… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day at SDOT

In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day, which at the time was a way of commemorating the passing of the 19th Amendment. One hundred years ago last week, the 19th Amendment granted many women in the United States the right to vote. We at SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Transit Advisory Board seeks new members

The Transit Advisory Board (TAB) is accepting applications for new members to help advise Seattle on challenges and opportunities related to transit and public transportation. This volunteer board plays an important role in ensuring a successful and well-coordinated transit system, citywide! TAB members are not only passionate about transit, they… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force addressed individual, community, small business, and industry needs alongside environmental justice in August 19 meeting

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Forceis one of the many ways that we ensure the communities’ voices are at the center of our West Seattle Bridge decisions. Community Task Force members represent neighborhoods, industries, government, and services across West Seattle and nearby communities. In the latest Community Task Force meeting on August 19,… [ Keep reading ]

Upcoming work in South Park and West Seattle this weekend

Several projects are planned for this weekend in South Park and West Seattle that will impact traffic. See below for more information. S Cloverdale St will be down to one lane over the weekend Starting this weekend, August 22-23, a private contractor will begin working on S Cloverdale St between… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT selects HNTB to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, a necessary step for all repair or replacement scenarios.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone in our work to restore mobility to West Seattle, the Duwamish Valley, and other communities impacted by the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Through the Request for Qualifications process,we’veselectedtheinfrastructure solutions firmHNTB Corporationto designtheWest SeattleBridge replacement.This work will be needed… [ Keep reading ]