The Seattle Department of Transportation is pleased to share the news that the S Lander St Bridge Project is now fully funded, and with full funding, will begin construction in early 2018.
Earlier this morning, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Mayor Ed Murray, Port Commissioner John Creighton, SODO business leader and SODO BIA President Todd Biesold, and SODO BIA Executive Director Erin Goodman, announced a memorandum of understanding that directs an additional $10 million from the Port of Seattle towards the project, bringing the Port’s total financial contribution to $15 million. The project is estimated to cost $123 million, with funding commitments from federal, state, and local partners. Last fall, the project was awarded a $45 million federal grant thanks to the advocacy of Senator Cantwell.
For over 20 years, the City of Seattle has been working on a solution to improve safety and freight mobility in SODO via a bridge over the railroad tracks on S Lander St between 1st Ave S and 4th Ave S. This summer, SDOT finalized the design of the new bridge, incorporating feedback received from the public and the Seattle Design Commission. After completing final design, SDOT revised the total project cost estimate to $123 million from $140 million. SDOT is pleased to announce that with full funding secured and project design complete, SDOT ais moving forward with the contractor selection process. After construction begins in early 2018, the project will take approximately two years to complete.