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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Work on N 34th St Mobility Project starts as early as March 8, resulting in a temporary Burke-Gilman Trail detour. Soon, you’ll see protected bike lanes & safer intersections!

Summary Thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle tax dollars at work, we are making traveling on N 34th St safer. Work on the N 34th St Mobility Project starts this month! Heads up, Burke-Gilman Trail travelers: This project will result in a temporary detour of the Burke-Gilman Trail. We understand this is inconvenient… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve finished lowering speed limits on most streets in Seattle, but our work doesn’t stop here. We continue to improve the safety of our streets to prevent collisions & save lives.

Summary: We completed our work to lower speed limits to 25 mph on most major streets in Seattle & installed nearly 2,500 new speed limit signs! Case studies conducted in five Seattle neighborhoods help us understand the impact of these changes. Collisions are less likely to occur where we reduce vehicular speeds and added more speed limit signage. When we reduce speed limits, we… [ 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 ]

Travel Advisory | I-5 Express Lane closure this weekend as Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge spans arrive

The I-5 Express Lanes will be closed all weekend to facilitate this delivery and construction across I-5. The express lanes are closing early (at 9:00 pm) on Friday, February 26 and will remain closed all day Saturday and Sunday. They will reopen Monday, March 1, at the usual time. By fall 2021, you will… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s newest protected bike lanes & neighborhood greenways!

Summary:  Building a connected bike network for people of all ages and abilities is key to our recovery in 2021 and beyond, while fighting the climate crisis.  Despite the many challenges we face, 2020 will remain a year of thoughtful, forward progress as we build a safer, more livable Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

In the COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle, we analyze & recommend changes to previous project pause decisions made because of COVID-19 budget impacts

Summary  Back in December, we introduced the values, goals, and process that guided our 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment (COVID Assessment) of the Levy to Move Seattle.  This is a powerful Levy that, despite challenges, will result in a vast array of improvements citywide by the end of its lifetime.   However, local funding… [ Keep reading ]

We are in the process of completing a 2020 COVID-19 Impact Assessment of the Levy to Move Seattle. Here, we outline why and how we completed this assessment in advance of its release early next year.

Summary Thanks to your investment through the Levy to Move Seattle, we continue to deliver on projects throughout the city to keep you moving safely and efficiently.   The Levy to Move Seattle portfolio was not spared from budget shortfalls caused by COVID-19. We took thoughtful, immediate action to pause projects while we identified necessary budget reductions.  The midpoint of the… [ Keep reading ]

Levy to Move Seattle: Before and After Safety Improvement

In the first 100 days of 2016, SDOT has completed more than three dozen safety, maintenance and repair, and congestion relief projects, all funded by the $930 million Levy to Move Seattle. The completed projects include new bike parking spaces, transit improvements for a Rapid Ride line and repairs to two pedestrian stairways. Photos of the stairway… [ Keep reading ]