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We’re adding a temporary bus lane to NE Campus Parkway in the U District this weekend to help people get around the WSDOT Montlake Bridge closure

It’s been a tough week for many northeast Seattle travelers since the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closed the Montlake Bridge for much needed repairs. In that time, we’ve been working closely with our partner transportation agencies to monitor the effects of the closure on city streets and look… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Recovering from extreme heat and preparing Seattle’s roads and bridges for a changing climate

Summary Our talented Crews have been repairing roads that were damaged by the summer’s extreme heat. Crews keep the city moving no matter the weather condition. In this blog, we’ve shared the latest on the repairs.  Among more, when temperatures reach 85 degrees or higher, we spray down our steel draw… [ Keep reading ]

Heat Wave: Cooling down our Roads and Bridges

With Seattleites facing record high temperatures this weekend, we will be working to keep our roads and bridges cool and safe. Extreme heat can damage roads and bridges! Thankfully, our crews are standing by to respond quickly to weather related damage like sink holes or fissures. We are proactively spraying down our… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Ballard Bridge maintenance weekdays from June 14 – June 21

Routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge Our Roadway Structures Maintenance crews will be conducting ongoing preventative routine maintenance on the Ballard Bridge to inspect and repair concrete underneath the bridge. The work will be performed by an under bridge inspection truck (UBIT), a mobile crane that allows operators to be positioned to perform any type of under-bridge task. The work will be performed on weekdays from Monday, June 14 through Monday, June… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in July, a new $20 vehicle license fee invests more in safe streets, sidewalks, bike lanes, and strong bridges

Earlier this spring, a spend plan developed in collaboration with modal, labor, and equity stakeholders for the new $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) was shared with City Council. The plan prioritized safety, equity, and maintaining Seattle’s streets, sidewalks and bridges. In May, City Council approved its implementation for the second half of 2021.  Aligning with our goal to build, operate, and maintain an accessible transportation system that… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Preparing for the next “Big One”: We recently completed a seismic retrofit of the W Howe Street Bridge in Magnolia.

This marks the 32nd seismic retrofit project completed since our Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program began 30 years ago. The word seismic means vibration of the earth and its crust – in other words, earthquakes! Powerful earthquakes are a real threat to Seattle, and the surrounding region, and the City of Seattle is working… [ Keep reading ]

The Cowen Park Bridge seismic retrofits are complete!

We recently completed seismic retrofit construction on Cowen Park Bridge. Infrastructure maintenance is critical for a healthy, vibrant, and connected city. Earthquakes could have a significant detrimental effect on Seattle’s infrastructure. That’s why in 2016 the City of Seattle established a bridge seismic retrofit program and selected 16 bridges for seismic retrofits, all funded and made possible… [ Keep reading ]

Women of SDOT: Meet Angelina Louman

For Women’s History Month we’re highlighting a few of the many women at SDOT who inspire us, like Patricia Westsik. Next up: Angee Louman. Angelina Louman, known as Angee by most, is a strong, motivated, and compassionate crew chief on our bridge maintenance team. The answer: D! Yes, Seattle owns… [ Keep reading ]