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Travel Alert: Weekend work in West Seattle

This weekend, August 8-9, we’ll be working throughout West Seattle to improve safety along detour routes. Since the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure, we’ve implemented 170+ improvements to keep people moving across the Duwamish and throughout West Seattle, including adding new speed radar signs to Sylvan Way SW last weekend…. [ 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 ]

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 ]

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

Mayor Durkan andThe Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)arepleased to announce today the formation of two WestSeattle Bridgeadvisorygroups – our Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and ourWest Seattle BridgeCommunityTask Force. Today’sannouncement makes clear that the City is moving forward with thesupportand networknecessary 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 streetswhile also imagining what improvements for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit could look likealong Delridge Way SW. Quick Facts // What You Need to Know: Construction on Delridge RapidRide H Line will begin the… [ Keep reading ]

2020 bike investments to accelerate, including 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets to become permanent in Seattle

Mayor Durkan and SDOT are makingat least20 miles ofthe StayHealthy Streets pilot permanent, andmoving forward witha bold vision of enhanced bike infrastructure. Mayor Jenny Durkan announcedtodaythat Seattlewill makeat least20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets permanent. She also directed SDOT toexpand the program to include routesinmoreneighborhoodsand acceleratetheinstallation ofnewbike facilitiessuch as Neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Hey West Seattle residents, Thank you!

It’s beenovertwo weeks since we closed West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, and we’re incredibly gratefulforhow you’ve patiently navigated the closure and begun to adjust to thisongoing challenge. We know that the bridge closure isaninconvenience, especially for thosedrivingwho nowmusttravelmiles out of your way to get to essential jobs.We understand that theunexpectedclosurewas frustrating,… [ Keep reading ]

Here’s how to stay up-to-date on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge updates & some FAQs

On a typical spring day, 100,000 vehicles travel along the West Seattle Bridges. Today, due to safety concerns, the High-Rise bridge is closed to all traffic. The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure has a real impact on West Seattle residents, especially those who now have to travel five miles out… [ Keep reading ]