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Transportation is the Key?️

For decades, Seattle Center and KeyArena have been hosting major events and millions of visitors per year in our region. That’s why the prospect of continuing the tradition with a revitalized KeyArena is so exciting. There’s a big advantage to opening a remodeled KeyArena at Seattle Center: superior transportation options…. [ Keep reading ]

The Latest with Mercer Signal Timing

This week, the public has been asking us if the new Adaptive System we adopted on Mercer Avenue last Spring has helped ease traffic backups. The new smart technology system collects traffic data in real time, coordinating traffic signals along the corridor to move cars onto I-5 as quickly as… [ Keep reading ]

More Time to Walk along Mercer

Two months ago, SDOT implemented a new adaptive signal control system along Mercer called “SCOOT.” While the system helped reduce travel times along the Mercer, Valley and Roy Street corridors, pedestrians initially noticed a reduction in the “walk time.” Our traffic signal staff recently gave pedestrians along Mercer Street more time to… [ Keep reading ]

Adapting to Mercer Street

We recently launched a new signal timing system along the Mercer corridor, an ‘Adaptive Signal System’ called SCOOT, which uses algorithms and sensors to adjust signal timing to adapt and respond to real-time traffic conditions. SCOOT was installed on Mercer St from 3rd Avenue W to Fairview Avenue N (at I-5) and… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle introduces Mercer Adaptive Signal System To Keep Traffic Moving

SDOT introduced a new adaptive traffic control system along Mercer Street between 3rd Ave W and I-5 which coordinates the operation of the traffic signals in and around the corridor to help vehicles move more efficiently. The system adapts to varying traffic conditions, such as congestion that may result from… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Block the Box and Transit Lane Enforcement, Safety First Reminder

As part of a joint Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Police Department (SPD) effort, SPD has been issuing warnings and citations to motorists traveling in violation of posted restrictions of BAT (Business access and Transit) Lane use and Blocking the Box. What is “Blocking the Box”? Everyone who… [ Keep reading ]

Join us TONIGHT and WEDNESDAY for a Joint Open House on the Trails Upgrade Plan and Pedestrian Master Plan

As the city works to make its streets safer and easier for all travelers, we need your feedback to help make plans possible. Please join us TONIGHT and WEDNESDAY from 6-7:30pm for a joint open house on the Trails Upgrade Plan and the Pedestrian Master Plan Update to learn about potential… [ Keep reading ]

Mercer Corridor Project Update: What’s happening on Roy St.?

Stormwater Detention System (not like in “The Breakfast Club”) is helping protect Seattle’s Waterways! If you’ve traveled along Roy St. lately, you’ve probably come across a closure between 4th Ave. N and 5th Ave. N. Crews have dug a large hole in the north side of Roy St., and are… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Launches Capital Projects Dashboard

SDOT recently launched the Capital Projects Dashboard, an interactive site designed to provide key project status information on current large transportation projects. Project information will be updated monthly, drawing from various sources such as the city’s financial management system and SDOT’s project management and controls program. The Dashboard offers a quick… [ Keep reading ]

Getting Around Town this Fall

Now that school’s back in session, many students have a regular transportation route established. If you’re looking for new ways to get to class or backup plans in case your trip is interrupted, check out a couple of options: Take to the sidewalks If you live close enough to your… [ Keep reading ]