Repairs and Road Maintenance

If you see a maintenance problem, please report it using the following contacts:

On-Campus

For problems in Central, South or East campuses

If your request is an emergency please call 206-685-1411

For problems near the UW Medical Center

  • UWMC Facilities Services Division
  • Phone - 206-598-4911
  • UW Mailbox 356031

When requesting maintenance or repair service, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Name of building or address
  • Exact location of work to be done (room number if possible)
  • Name and telephone number of the requester or a contact person
  • A description of the work to be done
  • An indication of the urgency (is this an emergency?)
  • A budget number (if a chargeable service)

For vehicles parked on sidewalks (or blocking crosswalks)

  • Call university parking enforcement - 206-543-9008
  • Please include the following information:
    • Nature of the violation
    • Location
    • Vehicle description
    • License plate number

Reference: WAC 478-116-245 - “Obstructing traffic and pedestrian movement prohibited.” No person shall stop, stand or park any motor vehicle so as to obstruct traffic along or upon any street nor to obstruct pedestrian movement on any plaza, path or sidewalk.

Off-Campus

For Burke-Gilman Trail (off-campus sections):

  • Gasworks Park to NE 145th St. - 206-684-4075
  • North of NE 145th St. - 206-296-4232

For City of Seattle streets (including West Campus, and any facilities on your way to campus)

  • Crosswalks (repainting) - 206-684-5116
  • Curb Ramps - 206-684-5377 - curb ramps (wheelchair ramps) make it easier to cross streets that have concrete curbs and sidewalks. SDOT gives priority to intersections with the greatest need.
  • Drainage
    • Streets North of Denny Way - 206-684-7506
    • Streets South of Denny Way - 206-386-1230
  • Overgrowth
    • Streets north of Denny Way - 206-684-7508
    • Streets south of Denny Way - 206-386-1218

For Overgrowth on private property

  • Property owners are responsible for maintaining the planting strips on streets adjacent to private property and for cutting plant material growing from their property into sidewalk or street areas. The Department of Design, Construction and Land Use instructs property owners to cut grass or prune overgrowth when needed - 206-684-7899
  • For overgrowth of trees on city-owned right of way, please direct inquiries to the arborist - 206-615-0957
  • Sidewalks and planting strips - 206-684-5253 - sidewalks are the maintenance responsibility of the abutting property owners in most cases. If you find a raised portion of the walk, call, with the address, and city staff will investigate and notify the property owner to make repairs.

For Vehicles parked on sidewalks or blocking crosswalks

  • Call parking enforcement at the Seattle Police Department - 206-625-5011
  • Please include the following information:
    • Nature of the violation
    • Location
    • Vehicle Description
    • License Plate Number

For problems with city street lights

For traffic sign repair or replacement

  • Call 206-386-1206 for sign issues, including stop signs, pedestrian signs, and warning signs.
  • Call 206-684-7056 for traffic lights, or use this online form

Bicycle repair stations

Transportation Services has installed self-service bicycle repair stations at five locations across campus. Each station is equipped with an air pump and tools to keep your bike rolling. Funding for the repair stations was provided by the UW Campus Sustainability Fund.

Find a repair station near you using this map

Repair station tools and uses

Each bicycle repair station comes equipped with the following tools:

  • Tire Pump
  • Repair Stand
  • Tire Levers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Torx Wrench
  • Box Wrench

The new bicycle repair stations are ideal for performing simple and quick fixes and adjustments on your bicycle. For more complex repairs or overhauls, head over to the ASUW Bike Shop, conveniently located in the HUB.

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Project Partners

Transportation Services was fortunate to partner with the following organizations to bring the self-service repair stations to UW: