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Mercer Corridor Project update: Lane closures on Dexter; pedestrian changes on Fifth

The Seattle Department of Transportation advises travelers of the following activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area:  Lane restrictions on southbound Dexter Avenue North between Roy and Mercer streets, Sept. 22-26 Southbound Dexter Avenue North will be restricted to one lane between Roy and Mercer streets for underground sewer work next week, weather permitting. This […]

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New Protected Bike Lane Triples Bike Riding on Second Avenue

Nearly 1,100 cyclists daily using new facility The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) today released data for the new Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane that shows bicycle ridership has tripled due to the new facility. With the conversion of the former one-way bike lane to a two-way, protected bike lane, an average of 1,099 bicyclists […]

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Lane closures on East Marginal Way next week

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will pave in the 3100 block of East Marginal Way South on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting. On Wednesday, bicycles may use the designated bike lane. On Thursday bicyclists may ride […]

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First Downtown Protected Bike Lane Opens on Second Avenue

Seattle’s first downtown protected bike lane opened today on Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way. With segments also on Pike Street between First and Second avenues and on Yesler Way between Second Avenue and Occidental Way, this new facility will more safely connect Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square for people biking. Protected […]

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Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane Grand Opening Event September 8

This Monday, Sept. 8 Seattle will celebrate the grand opening of the first downtown protected bike lane. Mayor Ed Murray; Councilmember Tom Rasmussen; Councilmember Sally Bagshaw; and Seattle Department of Transportation Acting Director Scott Kubly will provide remarks along with Dick Cantwell, owner of Elysian Brewery; and Madi Carlson, an advocate for family biking. Afterward, Kubly […]

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SDOT to Install Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane on September 5, 6 and 7

This weekend the Seattle Department of Transportation will install a two-way protected bike lane along the east side of Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way, as well as a small portion along Pike Street between First and Second avenues and Yesler Way between Occidental and Second Avenue. Work will occur between 7:30 p.m. and […]

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The next phase of funded SR 520 construction is here!

West Approach Bridge North Project, the next phase of funded SR 520 construction – and the first major phase in Seattle – is set to begin construction this month. As you may know, the current west approach bridge is supported by shallow, hollow columns that could fail in a severe earthquake. The new west approach […]

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Spend more time in Fremont! (as bridge painting begins)

Next week the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin a series of lane closures for painting the Fremont Bridge, a project which will last into February. These closures will occur during off – peak travel hours, but heavier traffic should be expected regardless. The first stage of the closures, lasting several weeks, will affect just […]

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Weekend traffic: Plan ahead for SR 99 closure; special events in several neighborhoods

Getting around in Seattle this weekend and early next week will be complicated by the closure of State Route 99, including the Alaskan Way Viaduct, to accommodate the demolition and replacement of the section of this highway that crosses above Broad Street. State Route 99 way will be closed to both directions of traffic from […]

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Pavement repair on Second Avenue scheduled for
Aug. 16 & 17

The Seattle Department of Transportation is filling cracks and joints and doing layout work along the east side of Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way this weekend. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Aug. 16 and 17. The pavement repairs will make it safer and more comfortable for people […]

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