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June 14, 2017 | WABN Construction Update

Learn about upcoming construction activities and project updates in the latest SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project Construction Update.

June 14, 2017 | Program News of the Week

Weigh in by June 30 on future bus service across the SR 520 floating bridge

Early this spring, King County Metro and Sound Transit asked the community members about their current transit experience on SR 520, their thoughts on redirecting routes to the University of Washington Link light rail station for bus-rail transfers, and their thoughts on potential service increases (frequency) and potential new connections to South Lake Union.

Now the two transit agencies want your feedback on potential changes to future transit service on SR 520.

Share your thoughts with King County Metro. Learn more on the project website, provide your input on the online survey by June 30 and/or attend an open house.

Join us this weekend at the Fremont Fair

Photo of SR 520 booth from U District fairThis weekend the community will gather in Fremont – the self-proclaimed “center of the universe” – for its annual celebration of the summer solstice. Among the many booths of artists, craftsman, food vendors and community organizations you will find the SR 520 team!

We’ll have a booth just outside of PCC Natural Markets. Stop by any time during the festival to learn about our highway project’s milestones, including the approaching opening of the West Approach Bridge North and SR 520’s cross-lake bicycle-pedestrian path, or our plans for the upcoming Montlake Phase of construction. Or stop and just say “hi.”

The SR 520 team is excited about the weekend’s sunny and warm weather forecast and the chance to share information about the highway project with you.

Fremont Fair hours:

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 18

We hope to see you there!

Heads up: It's going to be a busy weekend in Seattle

Map of weekend activites in seattleIn addition to the Fremont Fair, Seattle is going to be busy this weekend! Below are details for the SR 520 project area. The map to the right shows information if you’re headed out into the greater Seattle area. Click for larger image.

Saturday, June 17 – Montlake Bridge work
WSDOT bridge maintenance crews will close the inside lanes in both directions of the Montlake Bridge from 5:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, for bridge deck-repair work.

Drivers planning trips across the Montlake Bridge on Saturday morning should prepare for possible delays. Nearby neighbors may hear the repair work taking place.

This work is not related to the SR 520 project, so if you have any questions or concerns, please call 1-888-808-4DOT (4368).

Sunday, June 18 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
The Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon and half marathon will start at Husky Stadium, cross the Montlake Cut and traverse along Lake Washington Boulevard, before heading south to Seward Park and back north to the finish line near Century Link Stadium.

Roads will be closed, so plan you weekend travels accordingly. Or just stop by and cheer on all those running through the city!