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Storm Advisory: Getting gusty! High winds throughout the day. See our quick tips!

You’ve likely noticed, it’s already quite windy and wet today. The National Weather Service is predicting a blustery Thursday, with sustained southerly winds (25-40 MPH) and gusts up to 60 MPH from 10 AM to 7 PM in the Seattle area. To that effect, they’ve issued a High Wind Warning… [ Keep reading ]

We’re celebrating the completion of the University/Cowen Paving Project!

To maintain their usability, every year we pave arterial streets prioritizing them by pavement condition; traffic volume; geographic equity; and opportunities for grants or coordination with nearby projects, to support costs. Our hardworking maintenance and paving team tackled multiple projects this construction season, celebrating the completion of the University/Cowen Paving Project… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan announces launch of SDOT Response Team!

Continuing preparation for AWV closure. Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the launch of the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Response Team. It includes the hiring of a national expert; increased staffing operating citywide 24/7; and new response trucks equipped with red lights, sirens, and digital messaging signs.   “As we… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week

This week in Seattle are many Mariners games, plus a Sounders and a Huskies game. Concerts and festivals are in the mix, along with walking for good causes and an emergency response test to ensure sound understanding of our new tunnel… Monday Rise Against Concert at WaMu Theater, doors open… [ Keep reading ]

Enhancing Traffic Incident Management

For incident management, coordinated collaboration is key – with first responders at the ready; pre-arranged support from partner agencies; back-up staff and extra equipment in the wings; and plans well-honed to keep people across the City informed. To do all that we can, we have and will continue to enhance… [ Keep reading ]

The SR 99 Viaduct is permanently closing in January – here’s what we’re doing to help you get around downtown.

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing permanently in January 2019 & new SR 99 tunnel is opening in February 2019. We all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to experience a closed Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) with a not-yet-open SR 99 tunnel, and for three… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Moving Seattle | This Week UPDATE: Revive I-5 Postponed

There’s only ONE game this week if they win again tonight! We know–they’re in Fairfax, Virginia for game 3 of 5 in the WNBA Finals, just a hop over the Potomac from D.C., but fans might decide to stay home to watch the game, or stay put for a while at… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s transportation new normal is just around the corner.

We’re getting ready for the Maximum Constraint. Starting January 11, 2019, As early as this fall the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This construction project is one of countless private and public construction projects taking place in the… [ Keep reading ]

When kids go back to school after summer vacation.

Regarding: Summer Remember that feeling when summer vacation was over and it was time to go back to school?  We feel you, Smeagol! The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once… [ Keep reading ]

Route 8 gets some help today.

Denny Way EB transit lane is in! Finishing 1 day early, EB Denny Way from Fairview to Stewart now has a new center transit lane, complete with red pavement markings and signage. The project was expected to require finishing work and rolling lane closures today, but SDOT Maintenance Operations crews wrapped… [ Keep reading ]