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

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force held their second meeting today, focusing on one of the most critical issues they will be tackling – traffic mitigation in and around West Seattle. We are beyond grateful to have this dedicated group of community representatives thoughtfully engage, ask questions, and provide essential feedback as we work to reconnect West Seattle. Consistent with our… [ Keep reading ]

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

There are a handful of roadway construction projects happening in and near West Seattle this month that you should be aware of, some of which directly impact the High-Rise Bridge detour routes. Though some of these projects that we’re highlighting are being carried out by the Washington 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) is continuing to urgently move forward with all options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as quickly as possible. While we are making rapid progress on our efforts to stabilize the bridge – an initial set of actions we… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT engages technical experts and community advocates to achieve best possible outcomes for West Seattle Bridge and community

Mayor Durkan and The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are pleased to announce today the formation of two West Seattle Bridge advisory groups – our Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and our West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force. Today’s announcement makes clear that the City is moving forward with the support and network necessary to take on the critical milestones just ahead. Mayor Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

Taking action on the ground and in the community to mitigate impacts of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure

The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has had a dramatic effect on the West Seattle and Duwamish Valley communities, and on Seattle as a whole. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) does not take this lightly. Every day since we removed traffic from the bridge, we have been planning and… [ Keep reading ]

Construction begins in June on Delridge Way SW for the new RapidRide H Line

Five years ago, we set out with a goal to create better and safer streets while also imagining what improvements for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit could look like along Delridge Way SW. Quick Facts // What You Need to Know: Construction on Delridge RapidRide H Line will begin the… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle High-Rise Bridge engineers prepare for everything by considering worst-case scenarios

Since the emergency closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge on March 23, 2020, we have made clear through action and deed that public safety, consistent communication, and transparency are foundational to our teams and partners. We are working with great urgency to chart the path forward for the high bridge. Today, we are sharing a Conceptual Modes of Failure Memo prepared by our structural engineering consultant, WSP, which uses careful analysis and modeling to… [ Keep reading ]

The Cowen Park Bridge seismic retrofits are complete!

We recently completed seismic retrofit construction on Cowen Park Bridge. Infrastructure maintenance is critical for a healthy, vibrant, and connected city. Earthquakes could have a significant detrimental effect on Seattle’s infrastructure. That’s why in 2016 the City of Seattle established a bridge seismic retrofit program and selected 16 bridges for seismic retrofits, all funded and made possible… [ Keep reading ]

New intelligent monitoring system on West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

The new intelligent monitoring system installation is nearly complete on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge and will be fully operational mid-May. We recently shared our emergency response plan that we developed with an inter-agency task force. Seeing an emergency evacuation Fall Zone can be a little frightening, and we want to assure you that there are no current indications that we’ll… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Interagency Task Force prepares unified response in case of emergency

Graphics updated on 5/4/2020 at 3:50pm The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains stable, and the growth of cracks has slowed since we removed traffic on March 23. This is, however, an evolving situation. With safety as our number one priority, and out of an abundance of caution, we want everyone… [ Keep reading ]