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We responded quickly to landslides in West Seattle to ensure public safety and restore a key travel route along Highland Park Way SW

Editor’s Note (January 13, 4:05 p.m.): Highland Park Way SW has been fully re-opened; currently all travel lanes are open. You can also visit our @SDOTtraffic Twitter account anytime for the latest traffic updates and information. The recent sub-freezing temperatures in Seattle have bid us farewell for now, but wet… [ Keep reading ]

Winter storm recap: How we responded in challenging conditions

Here at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we prepare year-round for all types of challenging weather conditions – from the record-breaking heatwave last summer reaching 108 degrees to the recent winter snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures, which dropped into the teens – the coldest overnight lows we’ve seen in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Snow storm update: Where we stand as we head into the New Year weekend, plus a few important safety reminders

Since snow first arrived to the Seattle area over the December 25-26 weekend, our crews have been working tirelessly to help clear roads across the city and provide reliable access routes for transit and emergency services as part of our winter weather response plan. When another round of snow fell… [ Keep reading ]

Updated 1/4/2022: Winter weather status – How we’re responding to snow and ice, and resources to stay informed

Latest Update: 1/4/2022, 12:55 PM Weather Update: We continue to see winter weather in Seattle. Temperatures are low and fluctuating above and below freezing, creating ice on streets and sidewalks across the city as snow melts and then potentially turns into black ice. The National Weather Service website has the… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle welcomes Veo as the city’s newest bike share company!

Seattle’s bike share program gives residents and visitors a healthy, climate-friendly, and active transportation option. Building on the program’s previous successes, we have approved Veo to become the newest bike share provider to operate in the city of Seattle. The Veo bicycles coming to Seattle are electric-assist bikes, which are… [ Keep reading ]

Starting in 2022, a new traffic camera pilot program will automatically ticket drivers who illegally use transit lanes or block crosswalks and intersections

Update (January 7, 2022): We continue to install and test the new camera systems and expect activation to occur in the first quarter of 2022. We will notify the public with more information by an announcement on the SDOT Blog once activation dates are known. Editor’s Note (January 20, 2022):… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the roadway – learn more during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 8-14, 2021

_______ Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the roadway to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 8-14, 2021 – but the effort is critical to keep… [ Keep reading ]

Vaccination clinics open now in the City of Seattle – here’s how you can travel to your free COVID-19 vaccine or booster appointment

Editor’s Note: This blog post was updated on January 6, 2022 to add the new Virginia Mason vaccination clinic location in First Hill, which opens on Monday, January 10. This update also removes the former South Lake Union clinic location, which has adjourned its operations, and other minor updates throughout… [ Keep reading ]

Road closure updates following major windstorm in Seattle area

Please note: this blog has been updated as more information became available and crews worked to safely reopen key roadways and travel routes following the recent windstorm event. Last updated: 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021. UPDATE: The South Park Bridge and E Marginal Way S have been fully… [ Keep reading ]