Category: Managing the public right of way

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. And with more people comes more construction to support our expanding city. As we continue through the #SeattleSqueeze, public and private infrastructure projects continue to impact how we get around, especially those with disabilities. With many of these projects directly affecting our streets and sidewalks, it’s […]

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Crews are expanding their work zone at the north end of the Battery St Tunnel. Get ready: changes are coming to the intersection of Denny Way and 7th Ave N (previously Aurora Ave N) as crews begin work to fill the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel.   Starting April 19, here’s what you […]

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To help keep transit moving during the first commute days of the buses coming out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, with the help of our partners at King County Metro and the Seattle Police Department, we’re placing uniformed police officers (UPOs) at key intersections downtown on weekday evenings.   Beginning Monday, March 25, officers will help direct traffic, keeping bus […]

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Approximately 250,000 people commute to and through downtown each day. With the new SR 99 tunnel now open, we’ve been analyzing the data from the closure to understand what went well, how we could have done better, and how we can keep the good changes going during the next chapter of the #SeattleSqueeze. Our entire […]

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Snow & Ice in Seattle – It Takes a City!

Yep! We’re in for more snow. Snow in Seattle – it doesn’t happen often, but when it does (“Yaaay – snow days!” said all the kids in Seattle), it can impact our transportation system and the way we all get around. In Seattle, some winters bring heavy snowfall and other years see no snow accumulation […]

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It’s cold, Seattle. The forecast shows snow continuing throughout the night, especially after midnight. Expect about 1-2″ of snow accumulation with more at higher elevations in the city. Many routes have a mix of conditions. Some lanes are bare and wet while some portions of all routes have compact snow and slush. As the temperature continues […]

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The snow is falling and a winter weather advisory remains in place until 1 PM this afternoon. To maintain access to essential services, we’ve been pre-treating streets, plowing snow, and working closely with our partners. Follow our progress and see where our plows have been. View our traffic cameras on our interactive Winter Weather Response Map (for best […]

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As we say #GoodbyeViaduct and hello to the new SR #99Tunnel, we’re preparing for more changes to traffic patterns downtown. We’re almost there! When the new SR 99 tunnel opens, which is on schedule to open before the morning commute Monday, February 4, traffic patterns will change as travelers encounter this new tunnel and new […]

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TGIF & HIGH FIVE Seattle! Two weeks down, one more to go. We’re officially two weeks into the SR 99 closure, which means there’s only about one more week before the new SR 99 tunnel opens…. And we’re doing GREAT. While we saw a few collisions earlier this week due to the rainy weather, overall, traffic volumes are looking […]

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One week down, Seattle. We made it through our first week of the #SeattleSqueeze and the #Realign99 closure. We’re making history and we think it’s important that you know this – that you, we, us, we’re all part of this epic Seattle transportation story. And whilst you’re sitting on the brand new Seattle waterfront in […]

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During the #Realign99 closure, making sure we keep people and goods moving safely is our number one priority. During the longest highway closure that the Puget Sound region has ever seen, we’re balancing many different forms of transportation, including people walking, biking, driving, or taking transit… … And freight! One of the forms of transportation […]

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