Approved by voters in November 2015, the nine-year, $930 million program called Levy to Move Seattle has swiftly funded safety improvements on many levels, benefiting travelers, street maintenance projects, and investments in reliable, affordable travel options. While many of the bigger levy projects will take several more years to complete — including the seven multimodal transit corridors, the Fairview Avenue bridge replacement and the Northgate pedestrian and bicycle bridge — SDOT is not wasting any time putting the voter-approved money to work in your neighborhood.
The majority of SDOT construction work was completed during the drier summer months, with more projects planned as the years progress.
SDOT is also off to a great start leveraging other sources of money to make your levy dollars stretch further. To fully achieve the levy goals over the next nine years, we are working to obtain $564 million of additional funding through state and federal grants, public and private partnerships, and other available sources. So far, we have commitments totaling $108 million, or 19 percent of the total needed.
- Completed 12 safe-routes-to-school projects
- Repainted more than 600 crosswalks, making streets safer to cross
- Pruned approximately 3,000 trees to increase sign visibility and remove pedestrian hazards on the sidewalk
- Replaced more than 2,000 regulatory signs
Maintenance and Repair
- Completed more than 180 bridge maintenance projects
- Repaired seven blocks of sidewalk with more underway
- Planted 70 new trees with more scheduled this fall
- Launched ongoing pavement work that will improve 23rd Ave., Meridian Ave., Roosevelt Way, Renton Ave., Greenwood Ave. and S Spokane St.
- Installed more than 600 bicycle parking spaces, many utiliz- ing unused street space to improve sidewalk
- Improved bus stops in the Montlake neighborhood to make transfers easier at the new Husky Stadium light rail station
- Facilitated the new Rapid Ride C route through bus stop and other improvements in South Lake Union