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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Repaving & bridge safety upgrades in Ballard start in 2023 – please take our survey to help us minimize traffic effects

Summary: Thank you, Seattle! Your Levy to Move Seattle dollars are funding major improvements on 15th Ave W/NW and a seismic retrofit of the Leary Way Bridge (just north of the Ballard Bridge), which will make it safer in the event of an earthquake. We’re currently designing paving and other… [ Keep reading ]

Help protect first responders working in the street during Crash Responder Safety Week: November 14-18, 2022

Summary: This week is Crash Responder Safety Week, a national initiative to raise awareness about first responders and the work they do in the street to support the safety of the traveling public. The safety week runs from November 14-18, 2022 – but the effort is critical to keep in mind… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | East Marginal Way project reaches major milestone! We’re hiring a contractor to start construction on safety and freight mobility improvements in 2023.

Summary: We are improving East Marginal Way with your Levy to Move Seattle dollars! The project is divided into three parts, and we are starting the process of hiring a contractor to construct the first part – the North Segment – which runs from S Spokane St to S Atlantic… [ Keep reading ]

We’re back to traveling more in the dark. Reminders to be safe on the street as daylight saving time ends.

This coming Sunday, November 6 is the end of daylight saving time, which brings us an extra hour of sleep! However, shorter days ahead mean more of us are commuting during times when visibility is especially challenging. Traveling in the dark means drivers will need to take steps to avoid… [ Keep reading ]

New, safer street designs proposed for Beacon Hill

We’ve been working with Beacon Hill and southeast Seattle communities to create people-focused streets that help everyone get around safely and gets us closer to completing the citywide active transportation network. Today, we’re sharing new plans for the 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S bike route that embody best… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle – Quarter 3, 2022

We are excited the West Seattle Bridge has reopened for everyone who lives, works, and visits West Seattle. During the closure, we completed more than 300 traffic mitigation projects to reduce the effects of detour traffic in South Park, Georgetown, Highland Park, and throughout West Seattle. To date, we have… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve applied for nearly $50 million in new federal grants to improve travel safety and support our bridges

Summary: We recently applied for several grants to take advantage of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The first is a $30 million grant to support safer streets in Seattle, via USDOT’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program. This federal funding, in addition to $7.5 million… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge passes strength test, confirming the bridge is safe and ready to open this weekend

We have completed our analysis of strength tests conducted earlier this week on the West Seattle Bridge, and the bridge has passed its final safety test. This data confirms the bridge is strong, safe, and ready to reopen on Sunday, September 18, as planned. Earlier this week, we conducted load… [ Keep reading ]

VISION ZERO | Stop for Flock’s Sake! Every intersection is a crosswalk.

Summary: We’re launching a new set of billboards and ads as part of our grant-funded public safety education and awareness campaign. State law specifies that drivers must stop for pedestrians at practically all intersections, whether or not there is a painted crosswalk. Through a Safe System approach, we continue to… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Construction starts this month on Green Lake Outer Loop project and new bike lane along Aurora Ave N

We are excited that this month we expect to begin construction of a new bike lane on Aurora Ave N, along the western edge of Green Lake! The Green Lake Outer Loop project will complete the outer biking path around Green Lake to complement the historic inner path along the… [ Keep reading ]