LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE | Your Levy Dollars at Work in January

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LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE | Your Levy Dollars at Work in January

Thank you for your interest in the Levy to Move Seattle. 

Crews installing curb ramps in rain as part of the MLK Jr Way Safety Project

Crews installing curb ramps in rain in January as part of the MLK Jr Way Safety Project. Click the image to learn more about this project.

We're embarking on a new year teeming with progress and purpose.

As we step into the final stretch of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, our determination is stronger than ever to deliver equitable, impactful projects across our beautiful city. We'll break ground on the RapidRide J Line project, set to bolster transportation options for even more residents. We're charging forward by kicking off safety and paving work in Ballard, extending bus lanes on Rainier Ave S in southeast Seattle, and reaching completion of the Madison RapidRide G Line in the heart of Seattle, and so much more. Read more in our end of year wrap-up blog post: Best of the Year | SDOT’s 2023 Highlights!

Here is a roundup of recent blog posts and updates that highlight a few of the projects around town that Levy dollars have made possible.

Major projects move a step closer to construction: Route 40 upgrades for 7,500+ daily riders, Ravenna area paving & safety, bridge seismic strengthening, Safe Routes to School, and more!


The City of Seattle celebrated receiving $64.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the construction of the RapidRide J Line project. 

"As Seattle works to build the best transit and transportation infrastructure in the country, we appreciate the support from our federal partners. Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, and Congresswoman Jayapal have prioritized projects that are good for Seattle, good for jobs, and good for transit. Our federal delegation has been relentless in their support of this critical project and other City and regional priorities. Seattle continues to invest in transportation options and infrastructure that provides riders with quick, reliable, and dependable service."  - Mayor Bruce Harrell

“RapidRide J will make it reliable, safer and more attractive to ride the bus or bike from downtown to the University District, strengthening a regionally significant connection. We are making major investments to seven of Seattle’s critical bus routes thanks to the Levy to Move Seattle, and are thankful to the Federal Transit Administration, Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, and Congresswoman Jayapal for recognizing and funding this effort.” - SDOT Director Greg Spotts

  • The RapidRide J Line project will enhance bus access, reliability, frequency, and station amenities, make proven safety improvements, and upgrade critical infrastructure.
  • This is one of many major transit investments the Levy to Move Seattle is delivering to create a more connected city since being passed by voters in 2015.
  • The Rapid Ride J line will pass over the newly rebuilt and award-winningFairview Ave N Bridge, another key Levy to Move Seattle project which wascompleted in 2021. 
  • You can view video footage of the press conference by clicking here.


We began construction on the NE 143rd St Sidewalk, a community-requested project through the Neighborhood Street Fund!

  • In 2019, the Little Brook Sidewalks project was one of 15 projects selected to be funded through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program.
  • The project, located on 32nd Ave NE and NE 143rd St in Little Brook, aims to improve walkability in Little Brook through the construction of new sidewalk and walkway improvements.
  • We completed a new sidewalk on 32nd Ave NE in 2022 and completed a new painted walkway on the north side of NE 143rd St in 2023.
  • The new sidewalk that we began construction on in January will provide dedicated space for people to walk and connect to recently completed sidewalks on 32nd Ave NE.

Read more on the SDOT Blog.

Thank you making this work possible through the Levy to Move Seattle. 

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Levy to Move Seattle

Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle (the Levy) provides 30% of Seattle’s transportation budget to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options.

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