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SDOT selects HNTB to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, a necessary step for all repair or replacement scenarios.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone in our work to restore mobility to West Seattle, the Duwamish Valley, and other communities impacted by the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Through the Request for Qualifications process,we’veselectedtheinfrastructure solutions firmHNTB Corporationto designtheWest SeattleBridge replacement.This work will be needed… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT seeks City interfund loan to cover 2020 and Q1 2021 expenses, sets up new Capital Improvement Program for West Seattle Bridge Program.

2020 has been a year brimming with unanticipated, unprecedented, and consequently, unbudgeted challenges. The rapid growth ofcracks in the West Seattle High-Rise Bridgeobservedin late March, leadingus toimmediatelyremovealltraffic,has been no exception.As public safety is our number one priority, we immediatelyjumped into action toslow cracking,determine the structural state of the bridge, andto… [ Keep reading ]

Crews have completed an important West Seattle Bridge construction milestone, allowing the next phase of stabilization work to begin

After months of hard work, we have reached an important milestone in our efforts to stabilize the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. Our bridge stabilization contractor has finished raising the four platforms which allow crew members to begin work on several measures intended to slow cracking. While structural analysis indicates… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan declares the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge a City emergency at a critical juncture, opening the possibility of state and federal assistance and new ability to expedite contracts and services.

Understanding state and federal investments will be an essential resource, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan signed a proclamation of civil emergency regarding the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and follow-on impacts, and signed an additional emergency order requesting state and federal assistance.   The emergency proclamation signed by Mayor Durkan today… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is looking into every possible option to pay for repairing or replacing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

We are continuing to pursue all options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as quickly as possible. Last week, our construction crews began work on the initial bridge stabilization which is a necessary first step toward either repairing or replacing the bridge. Meanwhile, we are still working to better understand whether repairing the… [ Keep reading ]

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force unanimously supports SDOT’s recommendation to expand Low Bridge access to all vehicles at night

At the West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force meeting yesterday, members agreed with our recommendations that we should immediately expand access to the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as the Spokane Street Bridge, to all vehicles at night between 9 PM and 5 AM, 7 days a week, as… [ Keep reading ]

Analysis sheds new light on possibility of West Seattle Bridge repairs.

Analysissheds new light onpossibility ofWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgerepairs. We continuetoassesshowmuch repairs would cost, howlongthey wouldtake,andwhetherthey wouldlast longenoughto bea worthwhile investment. New analysis indicates thatrepairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge may be possible, but we still do not knowhow longany repairs would last or whether useful repairsallowing us to reopen the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force discuss traffic mitigation in and around West Seattle

TheWest Seattle BridgeCommunityTask Forceheld theirsecondmeeting today, focusing on one of the most critical issues they will be tackling – traffic mitigationin and around West Seattle. We are beyond grateful to have this dedicated group of community representativesthoughtfullyengage, ask questions, and provideessentialfeedback as wework to reconnect West Seattle. Consistent with our… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Alert: Construction along detour routes in West Seattle and Georgetown

There are a handful ofroadway construction projects happening in and near West Seattle this monththat you should be aware of, some of which directly impactthe High-Rise Bridge detour routes. Though some of these projectsthatwe’re highlighting are being carried out bytheWashington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), King County, or other agencies and… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT begins search for a team to design a potential replacement of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge if we cannot repair it

Edited on 6/3/2020 to clarify that all options to repair and replace the bridge are being considered. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) iscontinuing tourgently move forwardwithall optionstoreopentheWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgeas quickly as possible. While we are making rapid progress on oureffortsto stabilize the bridge–an initial set of actions we… [ Keep reading ]