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The City of Seattle has received additional Federal resources for West Seattle Bridge repair!

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has selected the West Seattle Bridge project to receive $12 million from a competitive statewide federal grant program for local bridges. The City has now secured Federal funding for 70% of work and remains on schedule to reopen bridge in mid-2022! Building on… [ 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 ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #21

On Wednesday, July 14, we held the 21st West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #21 At this meeting, we announced our plans for a new bike lane on… [ 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 ]

We’ve reached the next design milestone for the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs, keeping us on track to reopen the bridge in mid-2022

We have reached our internal milestone for intermediate design of the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) repairs. This is the latest of multiple critical milestones we have reached on-time in our effort to reopen the bridge in mid-2022. This reflects our aggressive schedule to restore travel to the bridge. The high bridge was closed to protect public safety in March 2020 after city engineers discovered rapidly growing cracks in multiple locations. We immediately set to work on emergency stabilization work, including installing… [ Keep reading ]

We’ll build a new bike lane on West Marginal Way SW after the West Seattle Bridge reopens in 2022

Summary West Marginal Way SW is part of a critical detour network while the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains closed to traffic. We will install a new bike lane on West Marginal Way SW in 2022, after the high bridge reopens.  The new bike lane will complete the all-ages-and-abilities network between South… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory: Upcoming work happening in West Seattle for the next few weeks

Work includes upgrading the West Seattle Bridge detour route and rehabilitating SW Alaska and SW Roxbury Streets It’s a busy next few weeks in West Seattle! We are making upgrades to the West Seattle Bridge detour route and building a better bus street on Delridge Way SW. Work includes: SW Genesee St | Friday through early Monday on July… [ Keep reading ]

We are happy to announce that the West Seattle Bridge program received a federal grant of $11.2 million to help pay for repair work that will reopen the bridge next year and “build back better”!

The bridge is on track to reopen following needed structural strengthening and repair work. The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will help pay for bridge rehabilitation on both the West Seattle Bridge and the Spokane St Swing Bridge.  This round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program funds transportation projects of national and regional significance that are… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20

On Thursday, June 10, we held the 20th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) Meeting. You can watch the meeting in full by clicking the below link: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #20 Below is the agenda for the meeting. Clicking on the text will bring… [ Keep reading ]

As we advance work to repair the West Seattle Bridge, we’re continuing to plan for an eventual replacement to make the most of what we’ve learned and efficiently invest in our city’s future

Summary We are continuing to plan for an eventual West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) replacement so that we are ready when the current bridge nears the end of its service life around 2060. In November 2020, Mayor Durkan made the decision to repair the high bridge and directed SDOT to continue planning for an eventual replacement of the… [ Keep reading ]