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Design concepts for SR 520 in Seattle to be unveiled

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 15:03

Ian Sterling, WSDOT communications, 206-819-7230

Public can review plans for highway upgrades during Thursday open house

SEATTLE – Refined design concepts for an improved State Route 520 in Seattle will be presented at a public open house Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Montlake Community Center.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is working with the City of Seattle and other stakeholders on designs for several planned but still unfunded SR 520 improvements between I-5 and Lake Washington.

Staff from WSDOT and the city will be on hand at the open house to answer questions and receive feedback on design concepts for a new Portage Bay Bridge between I-5 and Montlake, a highway overpass lid in Montlake, and enhanced highway-corridor connections to neighborhoods and local shared-use paths for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Later this year, WSDOT will brief the Seattle City Council on the collaborative design plans and then present them, along with updated construction cost estimates, to the 2015 state Legislature.

Open house

  • 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11
  • Montlake Community Center, 1618 E. Calhoun St., Seattle
  • Limited free parking is available at the center

There are many upcoming milestones for the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program:

For information on road closures associated with SR 520 construction, please visit the SR 520 Orange Page and follow us on Twitter: @wsdot_520.

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