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November 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Traffic closures: 520 bridge, Link light rail, downtown tunnel and part of Mercer

The entire Link light-rail corridor will be closed Saturday for systems testing in preparation for the 2016 University Link extension, Sound Transit announced.  Trains will be seen making the trip between Westlake Station and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but they won’t pick up passengers. Instead, transit staff will help people find buses, including extra shuttle trips. …

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May 13, 2014 at 1:32 PM

520 bridge reopens after bus, cars collide, injuring 11

A screengrab from KIRO-TV’s Chopper 7 shows the accident on the Highway 520 bridge. This photo shows the traffic backup on the eastbound lanes of SR 520 as the result of the accident on the bridge. (Photo by Cathy McLain / The Seattle Times) A charter bus and three cars collided in the eastbound lanes of…

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February 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Saturday Memo: Bertha has damage … Inflated parade count? … Russell Wilson’s college days

Weather: National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The 520 bridge is closed this weekend, set to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. The closure is related to work for the bridge-replacement project. Tunnel machine damaged: Now comes word that a critical seal is damaged inside tunnel-machine Bertha, and work may not resume for weeks. The shutdown…

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August 2, 2013 at 3:22 PM

State audit: 520 toll launch was disorganized, costly

The launch of all-electronic tolling on the Highway 520 bridge cost the project $40 million in uncollected revenues during nine months of delay, according to a state performance audit released Friday. The report says “unclear roles and inadequate policies” plagued the state Department of Transportation (DOT)’s implementation in 2010-11 while bids and specifications were being arranged…

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February 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Fixing 520 bridge pontoon cracks to cost tens of millions

The new floating bridge, shown from the west, is now estimated to be completed by September 2015. (Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Millions of dollars must be spent to fix the pontoons being built for a new 520 bridge, transportation officials said Tuesday, after underwater inspections revealed that the pontoons’ worst cracks grew over the…

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January 24, 2013 at 2:48 PM

State to tear down Highway 520 ‘ramps to nowhere’

The 520 bridge “ramps to nowhere,” lingering landmarks to unfinished highway plans for more than four decades, will be torn down, officials announced Thursday. Along with that aesthetic improvement to the roadway, construction will begin next year on a one-mile trail through the Washington Park Arboretum. The trail will be east of Lake Washington Boulevard, from East Madison…

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October 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Sunday memo: 520 bridge opens early … free Seattle Symphony concert at Seattle Center .. Mariners tickets going up

National Weather Service / Forecast Weather: Sun this morning, so get out there now. Showers return later.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge reopened this morning, more than four hours ahead of the scheduled noon opening after crews finished installing girders for the new  84th Street Northeast overpass.  More

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October 18, 2012 at 12:43 PM

WSDOT is late sending bills for 350,000 toll crossings

The state Department of Transportation said Thursday morning that the bills for 350,000 toll transactions weren’t processed on time — so drivers can expect to receive their notices later than usual in the mail. These bills apply to “pay by mail” transactions, when motorists lack a Good to Go account to have tolls electronically deducted.  Cameras on the…

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