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When Winter Storms Hit, We Have a Plan

In Seattle, winter can bring heavy rain, high winds, ice and snow. To help you prepare, we have winter weather tips, resources and helpful maps on our Winter Weather Home Page. To help us prepare, we’re using the latest technology to assess, monitor and respond to whatever mother nature throws our way…. [ Keep reading ]

Working Together to Get the Job Done

It’s all about teamwork! SDOT recently partnered with Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) on a project to improve driving conditions near E Marginal Way S and Diagonal Ave S. Together, the agencies restored approximately 700 feet of railroad tracks that are notorious for making driving conditions pretty rough in that area. The work was done in a  tight… [ Keep reading ]

Microsurfacing Covers 33% more Streets than Last Year

We’ve wrapped up work on this year’s extensive microsurfacing program! Microsurfacing is a protective seal coat that extends the life of pavement – and we’ve covered more lane miles than ever! In July and August, 63 lane miles of streets were microsurfaced in 10 Seattle neighborhoods – that’s a 33% increase in lane miles… [ Keep reading ]

Local Jazz Legend Honored with Street Name Signs in the Central District

Ernestine Anderson was a legendary American jazz and blues singer who grew up in Seattle’s Central District and graduated from Garfield High School. Ms. Anderson’s prolific singing career spanned more than five decades and included more than 30 albums. She was a four-time Grammy nominee and performed at Carnegie Hall and… [ Keep reading ]

My Haircut with Scott: A Conversation About the Yesler Bridge Project

Rehabilitation of the historic Yesler Way Bridge started in May and required the complete closure of Yesler Way over 4th Avenue. One of the local businesses directly impacted by the project is 9000 Barbershop located at 321 Yesler Way. SDOT Director Scott Kubly and Office of Economic Development (OED) Director Brian… [ Keep reading ]

Safety, Enforcement and Watching Out for Drugs and Explosives

SDOT’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division recently hosted 15 local, national and federal law agencies for training by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on the latest technology and trends to root out criminal activity associated with the use of commercial vehicles, such as transporting narcotics, explosives, stolen goods or… [ Keep reading ]

Progress on the Roosevelt Paving and Safety Project

Over the last 2 weekends, crews have been hard at work preparing the University Bridge surface for paving as part of the Roosevelt Paving & Safety Project. Weather permitting, this weekend marks the third and final closure of the bridge while crews waterproof and pave the bridge surface. For closure details,… [ Keep reading ]

Many Neighborhoods Will Enjoy Smoother Streets This Summer

Residents in several Seattle neighborhoods will soon be enjoying the benefits of a special pavement treatment called “microsurfacing.” Microsurfacing seals minor cracks with a coating that’s less than one-third of an inch thick. It protects the pavement and extends the life of neighborhood streets. This helps the city avoid larger… [ Keep reading ]

Crews Complete 1,000 Repairs on Neighborhood Streets

SDOT paving crews have been hard at work preparing neighborhood streets for our 2016 microsurfacing project. As described in an earlier blog post, microsurfacing extends the life of streets that are in good condition by protecting the pavement from the impacts of water and the sun. SDOT plans to microsurface over… [ Keep reading ]

Yesler Way Bridge Rehabilitation is Underway

Built in 1910, the Yesler Way Bridge is one of the oldest permanent steel roadway bridges in the city of Seattle. The rehabilitation work is to improve safety and reliability while preserving the bridge’s historical elements. The work will last through the fall of 2017. The first phase of the… [ Keep reading ]