In this project crews working for WSDOT built a bridge over the railroad tracks on S. Royal Brougham Way and an off-ramp that connects I-5 and I-90 to Edgar Martinez Drive S. Crews also built pedestrian plazas on and under the new bridge and rebuilt Third Avenue S. between S. Royal Brougham Way and Edgar Martinez Drive S.
The bridge, ramp and plazas opened in April 2010. Third Avenue S. opened in May 2010.
These improvements create a safer SR 519 for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists and move freight, daily commuters, sports and event fans, and ferry travelers faster through the corridor.
Opening these improvements in spring 2010 met WSDOT’s goal of completing the SR 519 project before major construction began to replace the southern mile of the viaduct.
Eliminates the remaining pedestrian and vehicle safety issues related to the surface-level rail crossing on S. Royal Brougham Way, and provides wide sidewalks and plazas for people walking to events and neighborhood destinations.
Improves the connection between the freeways and Port of Seattle terminas and improves access between I-5 and I-90 and the waterfront, SR 99 and the Colman Dock ferry terminal. Minimizes delays by eliminating waits for passing trains.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT, the city of Seattle and the Port of Seattle, in coordination with the freight community, SODO businesses and the local sports teams worked together to develop an SR 519 corridor solution that best fit the area.
This project is funded through the following fund sources:
State Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Funding) - $72.9 million
State Freight Mobility Funds - $4.6 million
Federal Highway Administration - $0.85 million
Port of Seattle - $5.5 million
Other Funds - $500,000
Total funding from all sources - $84.35 million
WSDOT Communications, Greg Phipps
999 Third Avenue, Suite 2424
Seattle, WA 98104
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