Washington Arboretum http://www.kplu.org en Highway 520 design in federal court on Tuesday http://www.kplu.org/post/highway-520-design-federal-court-tuesday <p>Even as its construction is well underway, design <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/timeline.htm">plans for the new 520 bridge</a> across Lake Washington continue to spark controversy.</p><p>A federal <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/roanoke-park-portage-bay-forum/_QcMMUYVYG4">judge will hear</a> oral arguments tomorrow in <a href="http://www.low.ph/transit/23%20PLAINTIFF%27S%20OPENING%20BRIEF.pdf">a lawsuit</a> against the replacement project by the State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:01:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5528 at http://www.kplu.org Highway 520 design in federal court on Tuesday Valuable trees attacked in Seattle arboretum http://www.kplu.org/post/valuable-trees-attacked-seattle-arboretum <p>Authorities say vandals have destroyed eight recently planted trees in Seattle&#39;s Washington Park Arboretum.</p><p> Sun, 06 May 2012 15:41:03 +0000 The Associated Press 4940 at http://www.kplu.org How to mitigate the impact of a new 520 bridge on the Arboretum? http://www.kplu.org/post/how-mitigate-impact-new-520-bridge-arboretum <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-970472.mp3</p><p>Unless a lawsuit derails the process, a new 520 bridge will soon be built across Lake Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>A company in Aberdeen is already constructing the huge pontoons that will keep the new, 6-lane structure afloat.</p><p>And the state is widening the highway on the east side of the lake.&nbsp;</p><p>But exactly what the project will look like on the Seattle side is still being worked out.</p><p>Seattle&#39;s Board of Park Commissioners will get a briefing on impacts to the Washington Park Arboretum tomorrow night (Thursday). Wed, 25 May 2011 15:46:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1670 at http://www.kplu.org How to mitigate the impact of a new 520 bridge on the Arboretum?