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Sal the Salmon explores the trees of West Seattle!

This blog was written by Sal the SpokesSalmon (with the help from her human friends at SDOT). Why, HELLO! It’s ME, Sal, SDOT’s SpokesSalmon who’s getting the word out to #FlipYourTrip and quit driving alone so much. SDOT lets me take over the blog and social media accounts from time… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you for joining us at our West Seattle Bridge virtual public meeting!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the West Seattle Bridge Program virtual public meeting yesterday! We appreciate those who joined us online to hear updates about the ongoing repair effort on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge), expanded access on the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), and our work to improve access to and around West Seattle through the Reconnect… [ Keep reading ]

60 new speed humps installed to increase safety in neighborhoods along West Seattle Bridge detour

Join us tomorrow, July 21, at 5:30 PM for a virtual public meeting to discuss bridge repair, low bridge access, and travel options around West Seattle and the Duwamish Valley. You can find more information here. We installed 60 new speed humps in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park to increase… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | Changes coming to West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW intersection

Starting this weekend, people traveling through the intersection of West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW will see us working on improvements to make the intersection more accessible, efficient, and safe. Our crews will start the work this weekend and continue for the next several weekends until the work is done. At this intersection, we will: Remove existing raised traffic islands to create a new northbound… [ Keep reading ]

Our quarterly update on Reconnect West Seattle!

Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and the nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the high bridge closure. At the same… [ Keep reading ]

Together with over 1,000 community members in Highland Park, Georgetown, and South Park, we’ve finalized Home Zone Plans and started construction

Summary  When the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closed in March 2020, the neighborhoods of South Park, Highland Park and Georgetown experienced a large increase in detour traffic.  We created a Home Zone for each of these neighborhoods, engaging community members to help decide on projects that would improve safety and mobility.  With input from almost 1,000 people across the three… [ Keep reading ]

Take a Virtual Walking Tour of West Marginal Way SW and Join our Upcoming Virtual Open House on February 18

Summary Improvements and changes are planned for West Marginal Way SW. These include an interim pedestrian signal and painted crosswalk at the Duwamish Longhouse, and a new pedestrian pathway on the west side of West Marginal Way SW between the Duwamish Longhouse and SW Idaho St. Go on our Virtual Walking Tour with our… [ Keep reading ]

Hard at work. Though you may not see our crews on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we’re planning for phase 2 rehabilitation.

Summary  Crews have spent the past 8 months completing phase 1 of our West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) stabilization efforts. Now, we’re busy planning for what’s next on the high bridge.   Our intelligent monitoring system is helping us understand how the high bridge is responding to stabilization measures, and guiding our design for phase 2 rehabilitation.  We’re already working to bring a contractor on board to take phase 2 of the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Reconnect West Seattle: In 2020, we finished over 20 projects to help communities stay safe and mobile during the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repair. More are on the way in 2021!

Summary Reconnect West Seattle has been a joint effort over the past year with several neighborhoods to restore travel to and from West Seattle and surrounding communities. We completed over 20 projects in 2020! This includes biking infrastructure improvements, new bus lanes, speed radar signs, and a West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Walking Map, for people walking and rolling in South Park to help increase mobility. We’re also helping to make changing your… [ Keep reading ]