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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

September 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Seattle DOT fixes $5,000 bus-lane mistake

The Seattle Department of Transportation says it painted “Bus Only” markings in the wrong place on a stretch of Aurora Avenue North in preparation for the RapidRide E line to launch in February. The department acknowledged the mistake last week and said it would cost $5,000 to remove several markings, in the northbound right lane between North…


Comments | Topics: aurora avenue north, E line, RapidRide

June 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Ravenna Boulevard paving now scheduled for Thursday, Friday

The repaving of Ravenna Boulevard between Northeast 65th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast has been rescheduled for Thursday and Friday, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. The project has been rescheduled several times because of weather and the shootings at Cafe Racer among other things. Contractors are planning to complete the repaving of the…


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June 4, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Rain delays Ravenna repaving project; roads, ramps open tonight

A section of Seattle’s Northeast Ravenna Boulevard is going to remain bumpy a little bit longer. Because of rain, plans to repave the street in the eastbound direction between Northeast 65th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast have been delayed until Wednesday night. The closure was to include the Interstate 5 on-ramp from Northeast Ravenna, the Northeast 65th…


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