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She’s back! Seattle’s favorite SpokesSalmon has moved to West Seattle

Seattle’s SpokesSalmon, Sal, is back and has moved to West Seattle! You may remember Sal from her SpokesSalmon debut in 2019 when she was getting out the word to #FlipYourTrip and to commute car-free at least once a week to downtown Seattle. Sal moved to West Seattle right before the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. The… [ Keep reading ]

Travel Advisory | As part of Reconnect West Seattle, we’re paving this weekend in South Park & Highland Park. Part of 1st Ave S will be temporarily closed.

Summary Weather permitting, crews will begin paving work this weekend at two locations: South Park: 1st Ave S between S Cloverdale St and SW Kenyon St Highland Park: Intersection of SW Henderson St and 9th Ave SW Paving will take place between 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in both locations. Part of the Reconnect West Seattle package of… [ Keep reading ]

FOLIAGE WEEK | Spring has sprung! Over the weekend, we planted about 40 new trees in South Park.

Summary Trees make our city healthier, safer, and more pleasant. SDOT’s Tree and Landscaping Program works to maintain, protect, and expand Seattle’s urban landscape. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in Seattle are more likely to experience environmental inequities and injustices. Communities in the Duwamish Valley have historically experienced… [ Keep reading ]

We filled 15,000 Potholes in 2020 – and continue to fill more this year!

Summary: In 2020 we filled roughly 15,000 potholes, including nearly 1,600 potholes in West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley neighborhoods. Winter storms are hard on our roads and contribute to new potholes forming. Our crews have been hard at work filling potholes this winter and will continue to fill them as they are reported. Last year we responded… [ Keep reading ]

Take a Virtual Walking Tour of West Marginal Way SW and Join our Upcoming Virtual Open House on February 18

Summary Improvements and changes are planned for West Marginal Way SW. These include an interim pedestrian signal and painted crosswalk at the Duwamish Longhouse, and a new pedestrian pathway on the west side of West Marginal Way SW between the Duwamish Longhouse and SW Idaho St. Go on our Virtual Walking Tour with our… [ Keep reading ]

Hard at work. Though you may not see our crews on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, we’re planning for phase 2 rehabilitation.

Summary  Crews have spent the past 8 months completing phase 1 of our West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge) stabilization efforts. Now, we’re busy planning for what’s next on the high bridge.   Our intelligent monitoring system is helping us understand how the high bridge is responding to stabilization measures, and guiding our design for phase 2 rehabilitation.  We’re already working to bring a contractor on board to take phase 2 of the bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we post a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. In this week’s update: West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Stabilization Upcoming Live Load Testing on Terminal… [ Keep reading ]

The fastest path: Building on months of stabilization work, major repairs slated for West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

Mayor Durkan chooses repair over replacement, pushing for bridge reopening in 2022 The Decision Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she has instructed the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to restore travel across the Duwamish by repairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. SDOT has nearly completed Phase I of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor hosts West Seattle Bridge Town Hall to listen & respond to community feedback ahead of repair-or-replace decision

You can watch a full recording of the event on SDOT’s YouTube channel . A full summary of the Town Hall can be found here. This week’s Community Task Force Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mayor Durkan will join the meeting to provide an update and answer any questions. Watch… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]