REMINDER: West Seattle Bridge virtual public meeting set for July 21; SDOT says they are on track to reopen mid 2022
information from Seattle Department of Transportation
On July 21 at 5:30 PM, the West Seattle Bridge Program will hold a virtual public meeting for you to hear more about the work we’re doing to reopen the bridge in mid-2022 and ask your questions.
Members of our team will provide updates about the ongoing repair effort on the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge (high bridge), expanded access on the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge), and our work to improve access to and around West Seattle through the Reconnect West Seattle, Home Zone, and neighborhood travel options programs. We’ll also have plenty of time for you to submit questions, which will be answered live at our meeting by a panel of team members.
How to join the meeting
On Wednesday, July 21 at 5:30 PM, join us in one of two ways:
- To join by computer or mobile device | Click this link to launch Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89190663370
- To join by phone | Dial (253) 215 8782 and then enter the webinar ID: 891 9066 3370.
We’ll provide live captioning in English and interpretation in Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. If you need information in another language or have other accessibility needs, please call: 206-400-7511.
Can’t make the meeting? There are other ways to learn more and connect with us:
- A recording of the meeting will be posted on our webpage, and with subtitles in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer, Somali, and Oromo.
- Call us at (206) 400-7511 and leave a message and someone will call you back in your preferred language.
- Call us or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a briefing for your community or neighborhood group.
Here’s a preview of some of the updates that we’ll be sharing about our ongoing work on and around the bridge.
The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge is on track to re-open mid-2022
We know the bridge closure is creating big challenges. Our team is hard at work: initial repairs to stabilize the bridge are complete and final repairs begin this fall. Thank you for your patience and resilience. Learn more about high bridge repair here.
Travel options and how you can help
As COVID restrictions lift, streets are getting busier. We are working to build projects that promote safety and minimize traffic impacts in neighborhoods. You can help too! If you can, skip the drive. Bike, walk, roll, scoot, catch a bus or ferry, join a vanpool, or stay local.
Don’t drive on the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) unless approved
The low bridge is closed to most vehicles on weekdays from 5 AM to 9 PM and weekends from 8 AM to 9 PM. Unauthorized vehicles will receive a $75 ticket. See if you qualify to drive on the low bridge or apply for access here. The low bridge remains open for all who are walking, biking, or rolling.
We’ll also share updates about ongoing rehabilitation efforts to keep the low bridge strong, long-term replacement planning, and opportunities to stay involved in the West Seattle Bridge Program.