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Three More Parklets Added to Seattle’s Pilot Parklet Program

The Seattle Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the inclusion of three additional parklets in the 2014 Pilot Parklet Program: • Equilibrium Fitness in West Seattle (3270 California Ave SW) • Harbour Pointe Coffeehouse in Madison Valley (2818 E Madison St) • Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District (2001 E [More]

Block of SW Genesee Street to be closed next week

Next week, SW Genesee Street will be closed between SW Avalon Way and 30th Avenue SW from 9 a.m. Monday, April 14 through 6 p.m. Friday, April 18.  During the closure of the steep West Seattle hill, the Seattle Department of Transportation will repair several worn concrete panels.  Local access will be [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]

Roadway repairs Thursday on Spokane Street Viaduct

A Seattle Department of Transportation crew will be repairing the roadway on the Spokane Street Viaduct eastbound on Thursday, April 10.  The work will take place just east of the SR 99 overpass beginning at 10 a.m. and will be completed by 4 p.m.   In order to do the work safely, the [More]

Update re: SW Charlestown Street to be closed for street repairs

April 9, 2014 Update: Construction detour has been shortened for driver convenience: Eastbound travelers on SW Charlestown will be detoured northbound on 49th Avenue SW to Admiral Way and then east to California Avenue SW. Westbound motorists will be detoured southbound on California Avenue SW to SW Oregon Street then west on [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]

Curb Ramps being added to the Alki Trail during next two weeks

Starting the week of March 31, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will be installing curb ramps at two locations with marked crosswalks on the Alki Trail in West Seattle. The curb ramps will improve safety and accessibility for everyone using these crosswalks. One of the crosswalks is located at Harbor Avenue Southwest [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]

Olson Place SW roadway repairs scheduled for March 18-20

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation plan to repair pavement in the 9000 block of Olson Place Southwest from March 18 to March 20, weather permitting. They will work in the eastbound, curb lane from Second Avenue Southwest to point 160 feet eastward (downhill). Drivers headed for the Park and Ride, [More]