Mayor Jenny Durkan names Sam Zimbabwe as her nominee to be the new SDOT director, Tuesday, at Seattle City Hall. At right is Paula Hammond, who once led WSDOT.  (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Mayor Jenny Durkan names Sam Zimbabwe as her nominee to be the new SDOT director, Tuesday, at Seattle City Hall. At right is Paula Hammond, who once led WSDOT. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)

Mayor Jenny Durkan chooses Sam Zimbabwe, a D.C. transportation official, as new SDOT director

Durkan's pick for the crucial post, if confirmed by the City Council, will take charge as multiple projects are in various stages of development, all with their own significant impacts the city's congested roadways.

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