Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- 'We Don't Know Each Other': Film Explores Tension Between Africans & African Americans
- Here's What The Big I-90 Closure Will Look Like. How Will You Survive?
- Study Finds MRSA 'Superbug' Lurking At Washington Firehouses
- Washington Secretly Competed For Tesla ‘Gigafactory' Worth Thousands Of Jobs
- 5 Reasons Eating Bugs Could Save The World, According To Seattle's Own 'Bug Chef'
News & Music Contributors
Fri August 5, 2011
Feds approve state's plan to rebuild 520 with 6 lanes
The new 520 bridge across Lake Washington got a big green light yesterday, as federal officials approved the state’s plan to put in a six-lane replacement.
The Federal Highway Administration signed a ‘record of decision’ – allowing the state Department of Transportation to make final designs and obtain construction permits for the $4.6 billion dollar project.
WSDOT plans to choose a contractor this summer. The old bridge is vulnerable to earthquake damage.
But many neighbors still oppose the project, with one telling The Seattle Times there probably will be a lawsuit against it – though they haven’t yet made that decision. They say it’s too big and “out of scale with Seattle.”
Work on 520