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West Approach Bridge North construction email updates are the best way to stay informed about construction progress.

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Latest email update, distributed Nov. 20, 2017

 


What’s in this week’s email update?

  • #HumansOf520: Connecting adventures on the SR 520 trail
  • Plan ahead for holiday weekend travel


#HumansOf520 featured story: connecting adventures

Construction crews continue to work on the final touches of the SR 520 bicycle and pedestrian trail, including trail railing and lighting, drainage systems and trail connections on land. As we get closer to the opening of the trail across Lake Washington, we’re continuing our #HumansOf520 series - weekly stories about community members’ plans for the SR 520 trail. This week’s #HumansOf520 story comes from Vince Slupski, a local runner who plans to include the SR 520 trail in his running routes.

"Here's the deal - I run with a fantastic group of people, the Greenlake Running Group. We have more than 4,000 members on Facebook, but about 400 active members who attend one of our 12 weekly runs. Many of us ran the 520 Bridge Run in 2016. We have a big contingent of marathoners and ultramarathoners - we recently had members run the Chicago, Portland, and New York marathons, have runners training for California International in December, and will soon start training for Boston and Vancouver next spring. During the Seattle marathon we’ll be on the course as the official pacers. We are always looking for new long-run routes, and many of us are looking forward to the 520 - I-90 Loop! The longest floating bridge in the world, and the widest floating bridge in the world! It looks to be about 18 to 20 miles to complete the 520 – I-90 loop from the UW light rail station. We look forward to the opening of the trail!”

- Vince Slupski for the Greenlake Running Group

A group of runners pose for a picture on a cloudy fall day in front on Lake Washington.
The Greenlake Running Group poses for a photo. Vince Slupski stands in the front row, second from right, with his hands on his knees.

Have you sent us your #HumansOf520 story yet? Share with us through email or twitter where you plan to go when the SR 520 trail reaches Montlake. We can’t wait to hear your #HumansOf520 story!


Plan ahead: Turkey tastes better without a traffic jam

With Thanksgiving (and football) just around the corner, we want to provide you with the appropriate travel tools so you can plan ahead.
 
If you’re headed out of town, be sure to check pass conditions and traffic conditions before you go, and have your emergency car kit packed. Planning a trip by ferry, train, personal aircraft or bus? You should also make plans now to avoid holiday delays.

For more information and tips for a stress-free weekend, check out our latest news release. We are thankful for your support and hope you have a safe, happy holiday season!


How to reach us and stay informed during WABN construction:

  • Call the 24-hour construction hotline (206-708-4657) with pressing questions or concerns.
  • Email WABN staff with your questions about the project or construction activities.
  • Visit the SR 520 Orange Page for the most up-to-date information on closures and construction impacts.
  • Visit the WABN project website to find general information about the project.
  • Follow us on Twitter @wsdot_520 to get key news and updates about the SR 520 program.


Thank you for signing up for the West Approach Bridge North project construction email updates. WSDOT will keep the community informed of current and planned construction activities through these updates and the other tools listed above.

The West Approach Bridge North project is the next funded construction phase of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program.