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  • SDOT revises Madison BRT project cost, construction schedule
    SDOT reported on Friday the independent consultant hired by the FTA to review the project’s scope, schedule and risk recommended an additional $6.2 million to cover unexpected events during construction and to allow more time for project completion. That brings the project cost to $127.5 million.
  • Committee passes campaign finance reform legislation to city council
    The Seattle City Council Select Committee on Campaign Finance Reform voted a bill out of committee on Jan. 7 that would prohibit foreign-influenced corporations from contributing to political campaigns and PACs, and another that would increase transparency in political advertising.
  • Friends of Arboretum Creek receive WaterWorks grant
    The Friends of Arboretum Creek filed the application, with support from the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD). The goal of the project is to divert Alder Creek and other surface waters in the Arboretum Creek watershed out of a combined-sewer overflow system.
  • Temporary eastbound SR 520 on-ramp opens Dec. 20
    WSDOT plans to permanently close the eastbound State Route 520 on-ramp from the Washington Park Arboretum and open a new, temporary on-ramp at 5 a.m. on Friday.
  • City Light testing microgrid technology at Miller Community Center
    Seattle City Light is exploring the potential to add microgrid technology to its list of utility offerings, starting with a pilot project to keep the lights on at Miller Community Center in Capitol Hill.
  • New Seasons exits Central District following merger
    A merger between New Seasons Market and Good Food Holdings means plans to open a new store in the Central District have been canceled, leaving Lake Union Partners with a built-out grocery space and no immediate plans for how to fill it.
  • WSDOT receives nighttime noise variance for constructing transit connector between I-5, SR-520
    WSDOT has been granted a noise variance to quicken the pace of construction and reduce traffic impacts for a new reversible transit and carpool connection from the State Route 520 Bridge to Interstate 5 Express lanes.
  • East Union Post Office slated for spring revival
    The U.S. Postal Service has lined up a contractor to ready its new East Union Post Office site for business.
    “They are going to start the modifications in a couple weeks,” said Seattle Postmaster Trent McNeal. “I did get the projected completion as Feb. 28, which is a lot earlier than I thought.”
  • King County Council committee approves RapidRide G alignment
    The King County Council’s Mobility and Environment Committee approved the future RapidRide G alignment from Downtown to Madison Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Getting the $121.4 million project started, however, still hinges on the Federal Transit Authority coming through with 50 percent of the funding. The apparent passage of Initiative 976 may also throw a wrench into service plans.
  • Residents weigh in on Madrona Park Beach schematic design

    Designs for renovating the Madrona Park Beach play area haven’t changed much since a concept was shared with the community back in late August. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff sought feedback on a schematic design during an Oct. 30 open house at Spectrum Dance Theater, and expects to have a plan finalized by next spring and out for a contract bid in the summer.

  • Eastbound SR 520 shift in early November
    WSDOT will close the eastbound lanes on State Route 520 starting 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in order to shift two general-purpose lanes across Lake Washington to the West Approach Bridge North and make way for a construction area. Eastbound SR 520 will reopen with the new configuration at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11.
  • Update: WSDOT closing eastbound SR 520 lanes Nov. 9-10
    WSDOT will shut down the eastbound lanes of State Route 520 across Lake Washington on the weekend of Nov. 9-10 to reconfigure traffic as part of the ongoing SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program.
  • Big shifts for SR 520 project on the way
    WSDOT plans to begin work to shift traffic from the eastbound State Route 520 mainline and Montlake Boulevard on-ramp in mid-October and have drivers moved over to the West Approach Bridge North by the end of the month.
  • Madrona Park Beach overdue for play area renovations
    Seattle Parks and Recreation staff tasked with renovating the Madrona Park Beach play area acknowledged that park maintenance has lagged over the years, and the proposed project is one in a long list of overdue capital improvements.
  • Washington officials blast Trump's Title X gag rule
    Washington is among a handful of states that, at least for now, will be able to maintain women’s health services following its exit from the federal Title X program.
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