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Reminder–weekend nighttime closures on Mercer Street and Ninth Avenue North; daytime intermittent closures next week on Fifth Avenue North

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of upcoming construction activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area. Travelers can expect significant traffic delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes. More information about alternate routes during construction may be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/mercercorridor.htm. Early warning signs will be available in advance of [More]

Holman Road NW Paving, April 14 through September

One of Seattle’s busiest arterials is set to get a facelift starting Monday, April 14. The Seattle Department of Transportation will repave 1.3 miles of Holman Road Northwest from Greenwood Avenue North to Northwest 87th Street. In addition to the paving work, crews will make several pedestrian safety improvements including the construction [More]

Spring mini-grant funding round now open for safe routes to school projects

The Seattle Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for mini-grants of up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about pedestrian and bicycle safety and encourage walking and biking to school. Private and public schools, PTAs, neighborhood councils, local advocacy organizations, and other school-related nonprofit groups may apply. In a [More]

Shilshole Avenue NW to reopen Friday, April 4

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks King County’s contractor finished work on the 80-year old sewer pipe in south Ballard about a month ahead of schedule. Shilshole Avenue N.W. will be fully open to traffic on the night of Friday, April 4. The work had closed the Shilshole Avenue N.W. [More]

Phinney Avenue North parking restricted for tree pruning, March 26-28

To keep the trees strong and the sight lines clear, crews will prune trees along the east side of Phinney Avenue North between North 61st and North 64th streets for the next three days, March 26 to 28. To complete the work, street parking on the east side of the road along [More]

Parklet locations selected for 2014

The Seattle Department of Transportation has selected ten applicants to participate in the 2014 extension of the Pilot Parklet Program. The new parklet hosts will work with SDOT to design and permit a parklet with the goal of opening in early summer. The new parklet hosts and locations include the following: Tin [More]

Dexter Way North exit closed on Friday, March 28

Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Department of Transportation will close the Dexter Way North exit off SR 99/Aurora Avenue North on Friday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This exit is the southbound exit from Aurora located south of the Aurora Bridge that connects with Dexter Avenue North and [More]

Canceled: Overnight closure planned on SR 99 at Spokane Street March 19

Washington State Department of Transportation **UPDATE: The closure scheduled for Wednesday, March 19 is canceled.**   Previous announcement: March 17, 2014 Contacts:    Kris Olsen, WSDOT communications, 206-440-4704 Hien Trinh, project engineer, 206-768-5601 Overnight closures planned on SR 99 at Spokane Street March 17 - 19 SEATTLE – Drivers who use State [More]

Expect delays on both sides of Lake Washington due to weekend road work

Construction projects on I-5, I-405; SR 99 to close for inspections Work on several major roadways is expected to have a ripple effect for traffic on both sides of Lake Washington this weekend. In Seattle, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close all but a single lane [More]

Overnight closures planned on SR 99 at Spokane Street March 17 – 19

Washington State Department of Transportation       **UPDATE from WSDOT at 1 p.m. March 18, 2014:  The closure scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 is canceled.** March 17, 2014 Drivers who use State Route 99 in Seattle should be prepared for overnight closures in both directions between downtown and the West Seattle Bridge. Contractor crews [More]