520 http://kuow.org en SR 520 Floating Bridge Celebrates 50 Years http://kuow.org/post/sr-520-floating-bridge-celebrates-50-years <p></p><p>August 28, 1963 was a momentous day in American history, and it was also a pretty big day in Seattle. At the same time that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was giving his landmark “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, then-Washington governor Albert Rosellini was also addressing a crowd. But Rosellini was in the middle of Lake Washington, on a brand-new floating bridge that would eventually be known as State Route&nbsp;520.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Feliks Banel 17673 at http://kuow.org SR 520 Floating Bridge Celebrates 50 Years An Exit Interview With WSDOT Head Paula Hammond http://kuow.org/post/exit-interview-wsdot-head-paula-hammond <p></p><p>This Friday will be Washington Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond's last day on the job after 30 years with the state department of transportation. Ross Reynolds sits down with Paula Hammond to discuss her work as the head of the department, what it was like to lead an agency of 7,200 employees, the future of Washington transportation and her legacy.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:55:11 +0000 Producer 9304 at http://kuow.org An Exit Interview With WSDOT Head Paula Hammond WSDOT Admits 520 Bridge Problems Result Of Design Flaw http://kuow.org/post/wsdot-admits-520-bridge-problems-result-design-flaw <p></p><p>Washington Secretary of Transportation Paula Hammond said Tuesday that cracks in the <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/PontoonProgress.htm">pontoons for the state Route 520 floating bridge project</a> were largely the result of a flawed design by the state.<br> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:11:19 +0000 Derek Wang 8861 at http://kuow.org WSDOT Admits 520 Bridge Problems Result Of Design Flaw Mercer Islanders Concerned About Possible I-90 Tolls http://kuow.org/post/mercer-islanders-concerned-about-possible-i-90-tolls <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri; ">Imagine having to pay a toll every time you left your city. People on Mercer Island have to face that possibility, because state officials are considering putting tolls on the Interstate 90 floating bridges. I-90 is the only roadway that connects the island to the mainland. A series of public meetings about the idea is being held this week. The first was held Tuesday on Mercer Island.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:44:54 +0000 Derek Wang 7367 at http://kuow.org Mercer Islanders Concerned About Possible I-90 Tolls Arboretum Says Goodbye Highway Ramps, Hello Bike Trail http://kuow.org/post/arboretum-says-goodbye-highway-ramps-hello-bike-trail <p></p><p>The so-called “ramps to nowhere” near the Washington Park Arboretum are due to come down. It’s part of the project to replace state Route 520 across Lake Washington.&nbsp; Arboretum officials announced new details Thursday about changes to the park.<br> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 02:04:29 +0000 Derek Wang 7121 at http://kuow.org Arboretum Says Goodbye Highway Ramps, Hello Bike Trail Seattle City Council Considers 520 Project Requests http://kuow.org/post/seattle-city-council-considers-520-project-requests <p></p><p>Even though work on the Highway 520 bridge project is underway, it hasn't been quite clear as to what path the bridge would take from Lake Washington to Interstate 5. But on Tuesday, that path became a little clearer. The Seattle City Council’s Special Committee on the SR 520 Project discussed a series of possible recommendations for the state transportation department.<br><br> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:52:44 +0000 Derek Wang 6992 at http://kuow.org Seattle City Council Considers 520 Project Requests