Ramps To Nowhere
6:04 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Arboretum Says Goodbye Highway Ramps, Hello Bike Trail

Paige Miller of the Arboretum Foundation bids farewell to the ramps to nowhere.
KUOW photo/Derek Wang

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.  Arboretum officials announced new details Thursday about changes to the park.

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520 Project Recommendations
6:52 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Seattle City Council Considers 520 Project Requests

The draw span of the SR 520 bridge opens during the annual maintenance and inspection closure.
Flickr Photo/WSDOT

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.

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6:07 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Washington State DOT Shows Off 520 Pontoons

State DOT Construction Engineer Jeff Carpenter explains how workers can repair the cracks found in the concrete pontoons for the new 520 floating bridge.
Catrena Hampton

Washington State Department of Transportation officials gave the media a tour Wednesday of pontoons on the State Route 520 floating bridge. The pontoons are part of a massive concrete structure that will keep the new bridge afloat.

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