Seattle Department of Transportation requests feedback on their Pedestrian Master Plan

Seattle Department of Transportation is asking for its citizens' help and input on Pedestrian Master Plan. In 2009, Seattle announced a 20-year master plan to make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation. This plan is to help Seattle Department of Transportation improve walkability in the city. The short survey will be open for comments through the end of November. Read More »

Seattle proposing new rules for closing sidewalks in work zones

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recently proposed new rules for sidewalk closures in work zones. A revised Director’s Rule for Pedestrian Mobility in and Around Work Zones (SDOT DR 10-2015) places a stricter city review of requests to close sidewalks due to construction. The goal is to make Seattle’s sidewalks safer and easier for pedestrians. Read More »

Construction starts on I-5 Berkeley Street overpass in Lakewood

Construction recently started on the Berkeley Street overpass above Interstate 5 in Lakewood, Washington, and motorists who typically use Berkeley Street should notice activity and construction work around the overpass as the crews begin their work; the project is the responsibility of contractor crews who will build a double-turn lane connecting southbound I-5 and Berkeley Street. Read More »

I-405 express toll lanes reduce travel time

A week after the new Interstate 405 express toll lanes were opened to commuters in early October, experts have reported that drivers have saved time 15 to 20 minutes in their daily commutes. Thanks to the double express toll lanes extending from Bothell to Bellevue, more vehicles are also on the move, with the average HOV lane volumes handlinh approximately 1,600 vehicles per hour. Read More »

Washington opens I-405 express toll lanes

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has opened 17 miles of express toll lanes on I-405. The WSDOT is asking drivers to be aware of the changing patterns on the routes between Bellevue and Lynnwood. I-405 express toll lanes will allow drivers to pay more efficiently and drive. Transit, vanpools, motorcycles with passes can travel for free in these lanes. Read More »

State of Washington reports improved bridge conditions

WSDOT reported Monday from Olympia that a vast majority of bridges in the state, calculated by deck area, are in fair condition or better. With over 49 million square feet total, including approximately 700,000 square feet more than half a decade ago, the WSDOT compared the measurement as an area equivalent to a two-lane highway extending between Seattle and Spokane. Read More »

Washington opens I-405 express toll lanes

The Washington State Department of Transportation opened 17 miles of express toll lanes on Interstate 405 between Bellevue and Lynnwood on Sunday, marking a notable day for commuters given new options. WSDOT urges drivers to keep an eye out for changing patterns on the route. Changes include new carpool rules, account and pass settings adjustments, and modified lane markings. Read More »