Highways

The West Seattle Freeway Should Not Be Rebuilt

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Removing the West Seattle Bridge and not replacing the lost car capacity is the most responsible move for the climate and being prudent with...

West Seattle Bridge Closes for Emergency Repair Work as Governor Issues Stay at Home...

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The West Seattle Bridge is closed until further notice. Mayor Jenny Durkan said the bridge "cannot safely support vehicular traffic at this time" at...
Rendering of I-395 interchange with pond. (WSDOT)

Legislature Authorizes $10 Billion in Highway Spending

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Yesterday was the last day of session for the Washington State Legislature and in one of their final acts legislators funded a bevy of...

WSDOT Prepares to Open Brand New Seven-Lane Road through Seattle

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For decades, the pedestrian connections between Uptown and South Lake Union were limited, thanks to the design of Aurora Avenue--SR-99 to a motorist. North...

Senator Hobbs Showcases Big Transportation Proposal and It’s Still Highway Focused

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Last Wednesday, Washington's Senate Transportation Committee held a public hearing on the next statewide transportation funding package, dubbed "Forward Washington." The public hearing did...

I-405 Stride Update Could Shave Another 13 Minutes Off Morning Bus Commutes

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The arrival of Stride, Sound Transit's bus rapid transit (BRT) brand, on I-405 is still four years away, but recent project refinements could mean...
A rendering of an orchard concept for the future park planned at the Battery Portal Site in Belltown. During the next year there will be opportunities for the public to contribute design ideas for the future park. (Credit: Recharge the Battery)

Battery Portal: A New Park for Belltown

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It's official, Belltown is getting a new park at the Battery Portal Site as part of the Waterfront Seattle project. At about three acres,...

Changing Freeway Names Offers Path to Removing I-5 from Downtown Seattle

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The interstate is dead. Long live the spurs. As we work towards resolving the fate of highways in Seattle, there is some administrative closet cleaning...