Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

Topic: Highway 520

You are viewing the most recent posts on this topic.

October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Man rescued after falling inside 520 pontoon

Update at 9 p.m.: The man who fell inside a pontoon was rescued Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington State Department of Transprotation. He has a leg injury but is in stable condition. Original post: The Bellevue Fire Department is working to rescue a man who fell 15 to 20 feet inside a pontoon that’s part of the 520 Floating Bridge project. Officials are…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 520, pontoons

August 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Planned Hwy. 520 bridge closure moved to Tuesday night

Highway 520 bridge work that was planned for Monday night has been postponed until Tuesday because of a change in scheduling, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Both westbound lanes of Highway 520 will close late Tuesday between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard. Lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday. Crews will pour the final…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 520, Washington State Department of Transportation

June 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Avoid driving this weekend: I-5, 520 bridge and Highway 99 closures

This may be the best weekend of the summer not to drive. Here’s a rundown on construction-related closures, some of which we recently mapped out for you. The four biggest shutdowns this weekend: Interstate 5 northbound, two right lanes will close from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, at the West Seattle Bridge exit. I-5 northbound, two lanes at…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 520, i-5, road construction; I-5

May 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Construction to close 520 Bridge westbound this weekend

Drivers will have to detour around westbound Highway 520 for Mother’s Day weekend, so that crews building a new cross-lake bridge can pour up to 30 loads of concrete near the west highrise. The work is part of the new West Connection Bridge segment, which will link the new floating lanes to the old 520 sometime…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 520, West Connection Bridge

December 2, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Accidents involving military vehicles snarl Seattle-area highways

Traffic on Interstate 5 and Washington 520 were both snarled for a while this afternoon due to accidents involving military vehicles. At about 12:40 p.m., a five-ton National Guard vehicle lost control and struck the barrier on eastbound 520 near Northeast 40th Street in Redmond, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Judson.  The three soldiers in…


Comments | Topics: Highway 520, Interstate 5, Redmond

November 18, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Sunday Memo: New pot law and your job … wet, windy … Sounders’ tall order

Can after-hours marijuana use after Dec. 6 get you in trouble at work? Pot will be legal starting Dec. 6, but the new voter-approved law does not affect employers’ right to drug test their workers.  Show up with marijuana in your system — even residual amounts from a few weeks back — and there’s no…


Comments | Topics: Highway 520, marijuana, Morning Memo

April 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Milk spills on Highway 520; no crying reported

There is not points to locate on the mapA tanker truck overturned on Highway 520 early this morning, spilling hundreds of gallons of milk and closing the westbound lanes for several hours. The accident happened just before 1 a.m., as the semi was turning onto westbound 520 from I-405, according to the Washington State Patrol. The truck driver lost…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, Highway 520, milk

February 23, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Wrong-way driver who was killed on 520 is identified

The 22-year-old woman who died in a crash Wednesday while driving the wrong way on Highway 520 in Bellevue has been identified as Jillian Gordon, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Gordon was headed in the correct direction but with her lights off  at about 4 a.m. when she was rear-ended by a garbage…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Highway 520, Jillian Gordon, Julie Startup