Puget Sound Transportation Projects

My thoughts on transportation in the Puget Sound area and transportation issues in general.

Archive for the 'Projects' Category


SR 520 Barges Drift in High Winds

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/30_520Barges.htm During the windstorm some construction barges drifted away from the SR 520 bridge project. No damage was reported. Ben

Permanent Skagit River Bridge Opens

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/15_PermanentI5SkagitRiverBridgeOpens.htm The permanent replacement span for the damaged Skagit River Bridge has opened. Ben

Sprague Interchange Coming Together

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/09/14/2783920/not-so-strange-sprague-interchange.html The Sprague Avenue interchange on the new SR 16 Nalley Valley Viaduct is coming together. Ben

South Park Bridge Coming Along

From The South Park News: http://thesouthparknews.com/new-south-park-bridge-gets-its-first-leaf/ The New South Park Bridge got its first leaf lately. Great to see this project coming along. Ben

SR 520 Pontoon Cracks Repaired

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/11_PontoonWCrackRepairsComplete.htm Repairs have been made on one of the cracked pontoons for the new SR 520 Floating Bridge. This is excellent news. This project is sorely needed. Ben

Ramp Meter Added to I-405

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/11_i405SunsetRampMeter.htm A ramp meter will be added to the Soutbound entrance to Interstate 405 from Sunset Way. Ben

Attempt to Stop I-90 Light Rail Fails

From The Seattle Times: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/09/state-supreme-court-rejects-kemper-freeman-attempt-to-stop-i-90-light-rail/ Developer Kemper Freeman’s lawsuit to stop putting light rail on the Interstate 90 floating bridge has been rejected. This is great news. If anywhere needs reliable high speed transit it is the Eastside with Microsoft, Nintendo, Google and many other large and small tech companies. Ben

New Skagit River Bridge to be Installed Saturday Night

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/09/09_I5SkagitRiverBridgespanupdate.html The replacement Skagit River span will be slid into place Saturday, September 14th. This is great news for the North Sound. Ben

New Bus Lanes Coming to Aurora Ave.

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/New-bus-lanes-could-mean-longer-Aurora-Ave-commute-222894221.html New BAT (Business Access/Transit) lanes will be added to Aurora Avenue from 115th to the Aurora Bridge. This is partially in support of the new RapidRide E line. Ben

Stadium Way to Reopen Wednesday

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/29/2755724/tacoma-stadium-way-set-to-open.html Stadium Way in downtown Tacoma will reopen Wednesday after being closed for rebuilding. Given what an important connector this is between downtown and the Stadium district this is excellent timing. Ben