Puget Sound Transportation Projects

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

Archive for the 'Roads' Category


Statement on SR 99 Tunneling Machine

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/12/10_SR99tunnelingstatement.htm The tunnel boring machine named Bertha used for the SR 99/Alaskan Way tunnel has been stopped by an obstruction. Work is underway to determine what this obstruction is. Ben

Interstate 5 Bridge Delay due to Puyallup Tribe

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2013/12/09/2938777/state-blames-i-5-bridge-delay.html Construction of two new Interstate 5 bridges across the Puyallup River has been delayed by concerns raised by the Puyallup tribe. It is important to move this project along; however it is also important to do it right. Let’s hope we reach a consensus soon. Ben

Traffic Restrictions Coming to SR 16

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/12/09_weekendSR16closure.htm Lots of work is coming in January to switch traffic over to the new bridge on the SR 16/Nalley Valley Viaduct. Ben

SR 520 Coffer Cell Arrives

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/11/22_SR520CofferCell.htm A “coffer cell”, effectively a portable dry dock, has arrived on Lake Washington. It will be used to fix cracks in the current SR 520 pontoons. Ben

I-5 Auxilary Lane to Open in Lakewood

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/11/21_I5AuxLaneLakewood.htm A new Southbound auxiliary lane from Thorne Lane to Berkley Street will open right before Thanksgiving. This lane should help with the horrible congestion in this area. Ben

More Input Needed on Interstate 90 Tolling Proposal

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2013/10/7_MorePublicInputNeeded90Tolling.htm Outreach efforts and surveys are underway on the proposal to toll Interstate 90 across Lake Washington. Get involved! Ben

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