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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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Arbor Heights streets are getting a new surface treatment

Short-term street closures in Arbor Heights start today Beginning today, Monday, August 18, through Tuesday, August 26, drivers will have limited access to residential streets in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle. Select blocks will be closed for two to four hours while crews apply an emulsion to the road surfaces and allow it […]

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We’re painting while the sun shines.

Obey the signs–don’t drive on wet paint. Seattle drivers will soon have the benefit of repainted lines on major arterial streets throughout the city. Seattle Department of Transportation crews are out painting fresh stripes on major arterial streets—a total of 850 “lane miles”—on days when the weather is warm and dry enough for applying water-based […]

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Paving SW Roxbury Street now scheduled for Aug. 19

Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will pave Southwest Roxbury Street between 25th Avenue Southwest and 27th Avenue Southwest on Tuesday, Aug. 19, if weather permits. The work requires dry weather. One lane in each direction will remain open. Work hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Police Officers will assist with traffic. […]

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Landscape maintenance is underway on Harbor Ave SW

You may have seen crews at work along Harbor Avenue Southwest between Southwest Spokane Street and Southwest Florida Street. These Seattle Department of Transportation landscape crews began working on the street median yesterday, weeding and cutting back plant material. They will continue the work through tomorrow, keeping one lane open in each direction by shifting […]

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Traction Improvements coming to West Seattle and Magnolia locations, Aug. 12-14

The Seattle Department of Transportation will conduct shot blasting to make traction improvements at two locations in West Seattle and one in Magnolia next week. Shot blasting will propel a high-speed stream of abrasive material at the street surface to roughen it and create a better grip for vehicles. Dates are subject to change. Flaggers […]

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Southwest Roxbury Street, from 25th to 27th avenues to be paved next week

Paving crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will work on Southwest Roxbury Street on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 13 of next week. They will pave the stretch of Roxbury between 25th Avenue Southwest and 27th Avenue Southwest, working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. One travel lane in each direction […]

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Weekend traffic: Seafair events, Bite of Seattle, and Sounders, July 18-20

Seattle traffic will be lively with thousands headed to community festivals and parades, and to various foot, boat and swimming competitions around the city this weekend. The events expected to draw the most attendees are the Bite of Seattle at Seattle Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and the Sounders at Centurylink Field on Saturday […]

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City Launches Program to Address Impacts from Construction Surge

The City of Seattle recognizes that construction can create challenges and now a new program, Access Seattle, is working to reduce impacts and to keep traffic moving. The Access Seattle initiative is an effort to balance unprecedented growth and development in Seattle with the need to maintain mobility. More than 100 projects were underway or […]

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South Park bike and pedestrian trail improvement is underway — 7th Ave S and S Portland Street intersection to be closed for four weeks

An intersection in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood—Seventh Avenue South and South Portland Street—will be closed for approximately four weeks starting as early as Wednesday, July 16, to accommodate major drainage improvements. Through traffic approaching the intersection will be detoured one block in advance of the intersection. Pedestrians and bicyclists will be allowed to continue through […]

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