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November 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Concrete-blocked sewer prolongs work on Aurora Avenue North

Looking forward to the end of the Aurora Avenue North construction? Not so fast. For a second time, utility crews in the boomingest part of Seattle have found concrete in the sewage pipes while performing emergency repairs. This time, the site is Aurora Avenue North — where Seattle Public Utilities closed one general-traffic lane in each direction…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: road closure, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Public Utilities

October 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Bike-lane crashes spur more 2nd Avenue tinkering

Update at 11 a.m.: A similar crash occurred at the same parking-garage entrance on Second Avenue near Union Street a week ago, according to cyclist Steve Klusman of North Seattle, who was headed to his job in Pioneer Square. “Coming down Second Avenue, I was so happy when I got to the new protected bike lane,” he…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seattle Department of Transportation, Second Avenue bike lane

September 9, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Seattle city councilmember faces fine for ethics violation

This post was updated at 5:50 p.m. to include a comment from Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw. This is about as scandalous as a senior citizens coffee hour can get. Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw has agreed to pay a nominal $150 fine to settle an ethics violation related her involvement earlier this year in the campaign for…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Sally Bagshaw, Seattle City Council, Seattle Department of Transportation

September 3, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Seattle’s Transportation Department doing less business with women, minorities

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has done less business in recent years with firms run by women and minorities, an official told the City Council this week. SDOT’s use of Women- and Minority-owned Business Enterprises (WMBE) has declined dramatically since 2009 despite an ongoing, citywide effort to reduce race and gender disparities in government. WMBEs accounted for…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Scott Kubly, Seattle, Seattle Department of Transportation

August 22, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Never mind: Seattle cancels Tuesday’s Aurora/N. 40th lane closures

The Seattle Department of Transportation  is canceling a road-patching job it had scheduled for Tuesday on Aurora Avenue North at North 40th Street. The mid-day work would have narrowed the three southbound lanes to one lane, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — at the same time Aurora will be blocked for road construction near Mercer Street.  The Washington State…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: highway 99, potholes, Seattle Department of Transportation

August 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Person pulled from water at Seattle waterfront

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. | Alaskan Way at University Street is now open, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A person was pulled from the water at Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront Wednesday evening, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters are evaluating the patient after performing a saltwater rescue. The…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Fire Department

July 2, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Murray names new city transportation chief

A former big-city transportation deputy with experience in developing transit, street cars, bike lanes and pedestrian routes is Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s choice to lead the city transportation department. Scott Kubly, who was previously a deputy transportation director in both Washington D.C. and Chicago, will take over the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) July 28 on an interim basis…


Comments | Topics: Peter Hahn, Scott Kubly, Seattle Department of Transportation

May 27, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Seattle adding speed-enforcement cameras at 5 schools

Seattle will install traffic cameras at five more schools during June, to enforce a 20 mph limit while children come and go. The sites are Roxhill Elementary and Holy Family School in West Seattle; Dearborn Park Elementary on south Beacon Hill; Bailey-Gatzert Elementary in the Central Area; and Eckstein Middle School in the Wedgwood neighborhood of…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: schools, Seattle, Seattle Department of Transportation

December 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Aurora Ave. N. and part of Mercer St. closed this weekend

Parts of Aurora Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street will be closed to traffic from 3 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. Aurora Avenue North will be closed between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. Here’s a map of closures and suggested detour routes. Mercer Street will be closed between Fifth Avenue North…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seattle Department of Transportation, Traffic

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