PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 14, 2019, we will retire the On the Move blog channel and all traffic advisory blogs will be posted on the SDOT blog channel.
North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway progress continues, with the installation of new curb ramps and other crossing improvements on the east side of the street at the 3rd Ave NW and N 92nd St intersection: 3rd Ave NW is closed northbound with a detour via Greenwood Ave N until construction is complete in January 2019, weather permitting.
3rd Ave NW and N 92nd St – Installation of curb ramp improvements, crosswalks, and a new crossing beacon on the east side of the street.
Weekdays | 7 AM – 4 PM
The North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway will connect with the planned Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge at N 100th St, which crosses I-5 and connects to the future Northgate Link light rail station, bringing people to popular destinations including parks, schools, business districts, other greenways, and transit hubs.
While out enjoying your weekend, keep an eye out for our crews working in six different areas across Seattle. Here are the deets…
Saturday, December 8th | Generally 8AM – 5PM
SDOT teams will be working at:
Sunday, December 9th | Generally 8AM – 5PM
SDOT teams will be working at:
For information on projects and events impacting traffic, email us at email@example.com or call 206-684-ROAD (7623). Information is subject to change.
The intersection of Beacon Ave S and S Myrtle St will be under construction Saturday and Sunday. It’s preparation to allow installation of a new signal and conduit replacements.
Saturday, December 8 | 8AM – 5PM
Sunday, December 9 | 8AM – 5PM
This work is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled if necessary.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the construction outreach team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (206) 256-5227.
For more information on this project, please visit: www.seattle.gov/transportation/paving-swift-myrtle-othello
As November comes to a close, we’re hearkening back to summer, with third quarter (Q3) reporting for Move Seattle. The quarter wrapped up the end of September, and now we’ve closed the books, crunched the numbers, and issued our report for presentation to the Levy Oversight Committee meeting Thursday.
Quarterly reports on Levy performance and financials are important tools to help facilitate the role of the Levy Oversight Committee to monitor revenues, expenditures, and program and project implementation.
In total, we spent $47.6M on Move Seattle projects in Q3, up from $39M spent in Q2 and $21.5M spent in Q1.
We’ve also been hard at work drafting the Updated Levy Workplan as the culmination of the Move Seattle Assessment. We took the Move Seattle Assessment’s key findings and worked with staff and teams across the department to develop this Updated Workplan that sets a new baseline with realistic funding and cost expectations for certain programs. These Updated Workplan outlines spend plans and project list projections for all 30 Levy programs.
The Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project has been out talking to the community about changes coming to Green Lake and Wallingford. Design is nearly complete, and we’ve made changes based on the design feedback we heard from the community earlier this year.
In July, more than 670 people joined us at drop-in sessions and many visited our online open house, to learn about streetscape improvements and give feedback.
In review of design and construction planning, we heard support for our general safety and mobility goals, and some suggestions for changes. We’ve summarized everything we heard and our response to the feedback; for details, read our Feedback and Action Plan: What We Heard and What We’re Doing document!
Improving safety for people walking on N 40th St | We’re adding rapid flashing beacons and repairing some stretches of sidewalk on 40th.
Reviewing east-west bike connections in Wallingford | We’re taking a step back to reconsider the design for bike improvements on N 40th St. In the coming months, we’ll evaluate other potential improvements to east-west bike connections in Wallingford.
Evaluating options for people walking and biking through the N 50th St, Stone Way N, and E Green Lake Way N intersection | We’re looking at ways to make improvements at this intersection by clearly marking crossings and improving visibility and sightlines.
Partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to explore an alternative to the planned bike improvements on Green Lake Way N | Our original design included a new signal on Green Lake Way N at N 52nd St. We’re now partnering with Seattle Parks and Recreation to explore transforming a portion of the planting strip bordering the Lower Woodland Parks Playfield parking lot into a 1-way protected bike lane.
Making the NE Ravenna Blvd, NE 71st St and E Green Lake Way N intersection more predictable | We’re squaring up this intersection as much as possible by adding curb bulbs and widening the west side sidewalk. We’re also adding a rapid flashing beacon one block south of the intersection.
Improving safety and visibility at intersections | We’re adding “no parking” signs 20 feet from all intersections in the project area; on the north side of N 80th St on either side of the Ashworth Ave N intersection, we’ll add paint and post curb bulbs to improve visibility.
Reducing speed limits to improve traffic safety for all | We’ll post a 25 MPH speed limit around the east side of Green Lake, which is a reduction from the current 30 MPH speed limit.
We’ll continue to engage you this fall and next year as we prepare for construction. This includes opportunities for public comment in early 2019 regarding bike improvements on N 40th St.
We anticipate completing the design by the end of 2018, beginning construction in late spring of 2019, and completing the project in 2020. For more information, please visit our project webpage.
It’s here! To help you prepare for Seattle’s new era of tough traffic that begins on January 11, 2019 with a three-week closure of SR 99 downtown as WSDOT works to #Realign99 , we have worked with our partners in the City of Seattle and across the region to bring you www.seattle.gov/traffic, your one-stop resource during what we’re calling the Seattle Squeeze.
Beginning with WSDOT’s permanent closure of the Alaska Way Viaduct on January 11 and continuing over the next five years, Seattle is entering a new era of tough traffic. Even after the new SR-99 tunnel opens, the tough times will continue. Additional private and public megaprojects will continue to reduce capacity on our City streets and contribute to gridlock. All this will be worth it. But everyone traveling to and in Seattle needs to have a plan for commuting to work or school, appointments, and/or running simple errands
This digital platform has tools, information, and resources you need to keep you moving safely to and through downtown.
At our evolving information hub you will find:
When the Viaduct closes, three solid weeks of construction begin. Crews will work around the clock to move State Route 99 off the viaduct and into the new, two-mile SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle.
During the Realign99 closure, the longest highway closure in Seattle’s history, both the viaduct and new tunnel will be closed. You can expect six weeks of impacts.
Removing the Alaskan Way Viaduct is an important safety project. WSDOT is removing an old roadway vulnerable to earthquakes and replacing it with a much safer tunnel. This regional disruption to traffic is unavoidable. Closing the highway for approximately three weeks is the only way crews can finish building the eight new ramps that will allow travelers to enter and exit the new tunnel. Check out this video to get more of the story.
In the meantime, WSDOT has completed work to provide a temporary surface Alaskan Way option, just west of the Viaduct.
The #Realign99 closure will be a very challenging time for everyone traveling to, from or through Seattle. We will need everyone’s help to avoid gridlock. Start making your plan today – visit www.seattle.gov/traffic to get started!
The intersection of S Dakota St and 38th Ave S is closed now through Friday night for emergency panel work. This emergency work is essential to the efficient and safe completion of the Neighborhood Street Fund Hawthorne Project, in the Mt. Baker neighborhood.
When complete, this project will help enhance safety for people walking, biking, and driving at the intersection.
Wednesday, November 14 – Friday, November 16 | 24/7 closure potentially through 8 PM Friday
If you have questions, please contact the project outreach team at NSFHawthorneElementary@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.
This project is part of the Neighborhood Street Fund Program. For over a decade, first as part of Bridging the Gap and now the Levy to Move Seattle, the Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) has enabled SDOT, the Mayor and City Council to partner with the community to identify, prioritize, fund and build transportation improvements in Seattle’s neighborhoods and business districts.
Heads up to cyclists – closures to Ship Canal Trail and West Seattle Bridge Trail; the Spokane St Bridge is closed for a couple of hours tonight for maintenance; the Seahawks and Huskies both play at home this week; and there’s a gobble on the way!
Shuttle service is available during Spokane St Bridge/W Seattle Bridge Trail closure tonight, 7 – 9 PM. Pick-up and drop-off locations are: E side | 11th Ave SW and SW Spokane St; W side | SW Spokane St and Port of Seattle Terminal 5 Entrance.
Seattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field: Kickoff is at 5:30 PM. Estimated attendance: 70,000.
Washington Huskies vs. Oregon State Beavers at Husky Stadium: Kickoff at 1:30 PM. Estimated attendance: 65,000.
Green Lake Gobble: 10K and 5K run and walk on trails around Green Lake. Event hours: 9:30 AM – 11 AM. Estimated attendance: 1,125.
Pacific Marine Expo at CenturyLink Field Event Center: Show hours: 10 AM – 5 PM. Estimated attendance: 5,000.
Nov. 12 – TBD: Ship Canal Trail at 26th and 3rd is closed, as the Seattle Fire Department investigates a suspected arson, following a Nov. 10 fire. Cyclists heading west on the trail, are detoured to W Nickerson St at 13th Ave W; those headed east on trail detoured at 3rd Ave W.
November 12 – 15: 4 right lanes of NB I-5, Swift Ave S to W Seattle Bridge, closed 8 PM – 5 AM
November 13: Spokane St Bridge/W Seattle Bridge Trail closed tonight, 7 – 9 PM, to replace a power control cable.
November 15 -18: Minor Ave will be closed between Republican and Harrison streets, 24/7, for Seattle City Light work on the Denny Substation.
November 16 – 19: SB SR 99 will be closed 24/7, from Western Ave to S Spokane St, Fri 9 PM – Mon 5 AM for joint and spall repairs.
November 30 – December 3: All EB lanes of SR 520, Montlake Blvd to 92nd Ave NE (Bellevue), will be closed, Fri 11 PM – Mon 5 AM.
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There’s no way around it—getting around Seattle is going to be tricky during the SR 99 closure. Expect traffic delays and be prepared for full buses during peak travel times. Check out the travel options below that can help you get around in anticipation of the new SR 99 tunnel opening.
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For 2 hours tonight, starting at 7 PM, the Spokane St Bridge (West Seattle Lower Bridge) and the bike trail will be closed, so crews can replace a power control cable. A shuttle van will be available both directions, to take interested travelers over the high bridge.
During this project, barrels and barricades as well as message boards, will direct traffic. After cable replacement and successful bridge testing, the bridge will reopen to traffic.
November 13 | 7 – 9 PM
Assistance | A shuttle van will travel back and forth over W Seattle High Bridge, in 15-minute intervals, with the following stops:
Shuttle service is scheduled to run during the duration of the outage. Should this maintenance work experience unexpected challenges, the shuttle will run all night, as needed.
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