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The state Route 520 bridge was the first roadway in Seattle to charge drivers tolls. Photo courtesy of Washington State Dept. of Transportation
The state Route 520 bridge was the first roadway in Seattle to charge drivers tolls. Photo courtesy of Washington State Dept. of Transportation
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:15 AM

Port of Seattle spokesperson Peter McGraw remembered how it took him more than an hour to move six city blocks after a semi-truck carrying fish overturned and blocked all southbound lanes on state Route 99 near the Alaskan Way Viaduct last month.

  • All lanes of eastbound state Route 520 will close overnight Monday, May 4, between Montlake Boulevard and the highway on-ramp from Lake Washington Boulevard. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will paint the center yellow line on the Green Lake pedestrian path on Saturday, May 2. 
  • The Montlake Bridge will close to vehicle and foot traffic on Saturday, May 2, for the opening day of Seattle’s boating season. 
  • The University District Community Council and Seattle Displacement Coalition will have a community forum on Thursday, April 30, about the proposed upzone for the University District. 
  • The 43rd and 46 District Democrats will host a District 4 candidates forum that will take place tonight (Wednesday, April 29), from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Roosevelt High School. 
  • Drivers on southbound state Route 99/Aurora Avenue North should prepare for possible delays at the Aurora Bridge from 6 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 26. 
  • This weekend, Seattle Department of Transportation crews will resurface areas adjacent to the Interstate 5 northbound on-ramps on Seventh Avenue Northeast at Northeast 45th and Northeast 50th streets, if weather conditions allows. 
  • For whom the roads toll — just about everyone

    Port of Seattle spokesperson Peter McGraw remembered how it took him more than an hour to move six city blocks after a semi-truck carrying fish overturned and blocked all southbound lanes on state Route 99 near the Alaskan Way Viaduct last month.

     
  • In search of a new home

    The unprecedented demand for office and retail space throughout Seattle has forced many nonprofit and government agencies to reassess their need for a desirable downtown address and centralized locations.

     
  • Last season, the Seattle Mariners were playing for respect. This season, they’re playing for their first World Series rings.

     

  • The Seattle Department of Transportation has had three open houses since introducing the Move Seattle proposal across the city. Over the next three weeks, SDOT will host an additional round of opportunities for the public to learn about the proposal and provide feedback. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation's results of a before-and-after study evaluating the effectiveness of safety improvements on Northeast 75th Street between 15th and 35th avenues Northeast indicate the changes have dramatically improved safety.

     
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation has closed lanes in the University District for street and sidewalk restoration work through April 17. 
  • Sound Transit tunneling contractors reached the wall of the future Roosevelt light rail station in mid-March, completing the first 1.5-mile segment of a 4.3-mile tunnel that will serve light rail trains from Northgate Mall to the University of Washington starting in 2021. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed access to the water at Matthews Beach Park because of toxic algae. 
  • The Woodland Park Zoo board of directors has extended its public comment period at the start of its Tuesday, March 31, board meeting
  • Beginning tonight, March 27, work on two major Puget Sound area roadways is expected to affect traffic this weekend. 
  • King County Metro Transit will have experts speak on the future of public transportation in the county during a “visioning” workshop on Tuesday, March 31.

     
  • A SLU of activity
    DJ Woolsey enjoys driving from Wallingford to drop his girlfriend off at work in South Lake Union (SLU). It means he can shoot hoops on the blacktop basketball court surrounded by a chain-link fence and glassy retail space. 
  • When KIRO-TV recently posted architectural drawings for a “new entrance” to the Pike Place Market, a lot of social-media commenters were outraged. Why, they asked, would anyone rip out such an historic Seattle landmark?

     
     
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