Hiding a Highway

Construction begins on Seattle's newest freeway lid.

Comments

1

Very interesting, I feel like that money might be better allocated elsewhere like, I dunno, helping the homeless but I suppose it could go to worse places. Is it possible that I-5 might undergo similar renovations in the future?

2

Seems someone's Switched the labeling of the 520 east- and west-bound lanes on The Map. I hope they figure it out before they get Almost finished.

Bigger Boondoggles Have happened.
see: floating bridges/galloping gertie WA

3

@2 -- Nope they didn't
Apologies.

4

A frequent finder to queries about the chaos of Seattle’s layout is-“Oh, we’ve got these mountains, and all this water, the graphs makes a logical grid impossible!”

Bullshit. Vancouver has much closer and taller mountains and alone water, and they have a fucking grid. Their streets make logical sense, no meandering cowpaths.

5

Sigh...

if only I-5 had been routed down the spur (I-405) thus going around Seattle, and I-90 would have aligned with the West Seattle Freeway so the the I-90 terminus would have been the West Seattle Freeway terminus

6

didn't see that coming- Lester's maybe final Stranger column a valentine to the more gracious, beautiful Seattle of days of yore.
Perhaps a heart does beat in there somewhere.

7

"beautiful Seattle of days of yore"

Like when Gasworks Park was an actual gas works?