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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]

West Seattle and Rainier Beach Tree Planting Begins Today

Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry crews began today planting approximately 500 trees in West Seattle and Rainier Beach. In Rainier Beach 150 trees are going in between South Ryan and South Hazel streets and between 56th and 65th avenues south. In West Seattle nearly 300 trees will be planted in the [More]

Jackson Street Work Tentatively Rescheduled for Sunday

The First Hill Streetcar work on Jackson Street has been canceled for Saturday March 29, and is now tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 30 if weather permits. [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]

New flashing beacons at 11 schools improve student safety

New flashing beacons have recently been installed at 11 schools throughout the city reminding drivers to adhere to the 20 mph speed limit in school zones.  For the safety of students, driving the school zone speed limit of 20 miles per hour is especially important. The schools receiving new beacons:  Bryant Elementary [More]

14th Ave S to be closed between S Jackson Street and
S Washington Street, March 3-5

The Seattle Department of Transportation will close 14th Avenue South to through traffic between South Jackson Street and South Washington Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 3 and continuing until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5. This closure is required for roadway restoration and asphalt paving associated with the First [More]

Canceled: street repair work at Rainier Avenue South and South Charles Street

The pavement work that the Seattle Department of Transportation had previously scheduled this weekend on Rainier Avenue S,  just south of Charles Street, for Saturday, Feb. 15 has been canceled. Instead, SDOT is planning a more complete spot paving job on Rainier at Charles Street later this year. [More]

Paving on Rainier Avenue S this weekend

This weekend the Seattle Department of Transportation will reduce northbound traffic on Rainier Avenue S to one lane just south of Charles Street while a crew repaves the roadway following underground utility work at that location.  The lane will be closed starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, February 15, and fully restored and [More]

Pilot Parklet Program extended through 2014

The Seattle Department of Transportation’s Public Space Management Program invites businesses and community groups to apply to participate in the 2014 extension of the Pilot Parklet Program. Parklets, which are privately-funded and maintained structures that convert on-street parking spots into public space, help to activate the public right-of-way, create more vibrant neighborhoods, [More]

Coming up: Events with possible traffic delays

Motorists should plan ahead Many celebration marches will take place over the next several days in memory of Martin Luther King Jr and his significant contributions to our history. Motorists need to be aware of the potential for march-related traffic delays. Several other events are taking place which may impact traffic – [More]