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  • 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.
  • Sawant proposes expanding tiny house villages citywide
    A push by Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant to significantly expand the number of tiny house villages in the city through a series of land-use code amendments could be taken up by the full council this fall.
  • Sawant leads in first-night primary count
    Seattle City Council District 3 incumbent Kshama Sawant took nearly 34 percent of primary votes in the first night of counting on Tuesday, trailed by chamber-backed challenger Egan Orion.
  • SPR launches survey ahead of Madrona Park beach play area enhancements
    Seattle Parks and Recreation has launched a survey ahead of two public meetings to discuss new design features to improve access and amenities at the Madrona Park beach play area.
  • Group advocating restoration of Arboretum Creek
    The Friends of Arboretum Creek group is seeking support for a grant request to fund preliminary designs for revitalizing Arboretum Creek, strengthening natural areas around Lake Washington and easing demand on the local sewer system.
  • SDOT, Metro checking Madison BRT's 90-percent design
    SDOT has confidence it will be able to start its long-awaited Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit project next spring, and is now checking its 90-percent design with the community.
  • WSDOT plans new SR 520 to I-5 Express HOV connector
    WSDOT plans to begin constructing a reversible HOV-only connection from State Route 520 to Mercer Street via Interstate 5 express lanes next year, providing an easier commute between South Lake Union and the Eastside.
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