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We’re on track to strengthen 16 bridges across Seattle to be safer during an earthquake | LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK

Blog stats: 950 words | 5-minute read At-a-glance: Earthquakes could have a major impact on Seattle’s bridges. To address this risk, the City of Seattle established a Bridge Seismic Program to assess how vulnerable the City’s bridges were to earthquakes and reinforce bridges to better withstand the potential impacts of… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve applied for nearly $50 million in new federal grants to improve travel safety and support our bridges

Summary: We recently applied for several grants to take advantage of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The first is a $30 million grant to support safer streets in Seattle, via USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program. This federal funding, in addition to $7.5 million… [ Keep reading ]

Building bridges: The history behind the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges 

Seattle is full of history everywhere you look, including our movable bridges along the Ship Canal! Built in the early 1900s, the Fremont, University, and Ballard bridges are 3 of the many bridges we own, operate, inspect, and maintain throughout the city. The nearby Montlake Bridge is owned and operated… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Connecting with you at community events, making progress on the West Seattle Bridge, celebrating Levy achievements, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from July.  SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – July 2022 It’s time to Slow the Flock Down!  We’re attending community events this summer – come chat with us about… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | We’re constantly working to preserve and maintain our bridges to withstand the test of time.

At SDOT, it’s a core responsibility to provide safe, equitable, and accessible travel options that meet the needs of both current and future generations. We take this public duty very seriously! We own and maintain a wide range of essential transportation infrastructure. In this blog post, we’re focusing on how… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]