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MLS Cup Champions – Seattle Sounders hosts celebration parade in downtown Seattle, Tues. Nov 12

Sunday was an …E P I C… day for Seattle Sounders fans! Now here comes the celebratory parade. The Sounders made history at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the second most attended MSL Cup of all time. Tickets to the 24th MLS Cup sold out in minutes and 69,274… [ Keep reading ]

The Two-Way Columbia St Transit Pathway is On Its Way!

We’re working with King County Metro to install a two-way transit pathway on Columbia St between Alaskan Way and 3rd Ave, opening to transit in early 2020. This pathway will support all-day transit service between West Seattle and downtown Seattle by creating an efficient and reliable route for buses… [ Keep reading ]

Relief is coming for 1st Ave S buses to West Seattle.

We’re nearly 9 months into the #SeattleSqueeze & getting around parts of Seattle continues to be a real challenge. West Seattle and Pioneer Square have both taken the brunt of construction-related traffic impacts this past year, and so people who rely on buses traveling through both of these neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3: Expect lane reductions on Aurora Bridge

This weekend marks the beginning of series of lane reductions for pavement preservation work on the SR 99 Aurora Bridge over the summer. From Friday night until Monday morning, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will scrape off old asphalt on the roadway, make… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Seattle Blvd S Signal & Lane Changes

To improve traffic flow into downtown during the morning commute, we’re making changes to the traffic signal and middle lane on Seattle Blvd S approaching 4th Ave. During the morning commute hours (6-9 AM), the middle travel lane will be right turn-only. We’re installing a new signal… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE: new rules for large trucks in Pioneer Square

Update: This blog was updated on July 12, 2019 to reflect commercial loading zone changes for large trucks which are about to take effect. In early May, we announced new safety restrictions for large vehicles traveling through Pioneer Square. Vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds are no longer allowed… [ Keep reading ]

April 23 – May 7: Chief Sealth Trail at 31st Ave S and S Graham St will be closed

As part of ongoing neighborhood crossing improvements in Beacon Hill, there will be 2 temporary road closures at the intersection of S Graham St and 30th Ave S and a temporary closure of the Chief Sealth Trail at 31st Ave S and at S Graham St. Earlier this March, we… [ Keep reading ]

NEW Peak-Only bus lane on 5th & 6th Avenues installed!

Our crews have been working hard to install new striping and remove old markings quickly and safely in time for the next phase of the Seattle Squeeze on March 23, when all buses that use the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel will permanently move to surface streets. To… [ Keep reading ]

King County Metro Service Change: On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets.

Overview On March 23, 2019, seven bus routes will shift from the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT) to surface streets to accommodate the Washington State Convention Center construction and future Link light rail expansion. To keep buses and riders moving, the City of Seattle is establishing a new transit pathway on Fifth… [ Keep reading ]

Say what, now? Learn how to talk #WinterWeatherResponse nerd speak.

  Sometimes we talk nerd. From time to time, we SDOTTERS have been known to speak in some really ridiculous technical nerd transportation speak that resembles what most would think might be an alien language? but really – English. During our #WinterWeatherResponse, our operations team go full throttle with strange words… [ Keep reading ]