Details from WSDOT:
Community stakeholder workshops begin next week – and you’re invited!
WSDOT is seeking out community and stakeholder groups interested in the SR 520 Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project to participate in a series of three workshops this summer. In these workshops we’re seeking the perspectives of pedestrians, bicyclists, boaters, paddlers, rowers, neighboring residents and others to refine urban design features of a new Roanoke lid and under-bridge areas of a new Portage Bay Bridge. This feedback will inform our work with the city of Seattle and the Seattle Design Commission to advance the project’s design.
The first workshop will be held on July 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Queen City Yacht Club, 2608 Boyer Ave. E., in Seattle. Two additional meetings will follow, one in August and another in September, with exact dates and locations to be announced.
- How to participate: Please RSVP to [email protected]. Include your name, organization (if applicable), email address, and phone number.
- Topics under consideration: This year’s process will build on previous public feedback that established initial design concepts for some major project elements, such as a box girder type of bridge across Portage Bay. WSDOT would like to hear feedback on project refinements in a number of areas, including:
- The Roanoke lid’s community open space.
- The areas near and underneath the Portage Bay Bridge.
- Bicycle and pedestrian connections between the SR 520 Trail and the city of Seattle’s nonmotorized network.
Visit our SR 520 “Rest of the West” online open house to learn about future projects
We’re hosting an online open house to look ahead to two future SR 520 projects. Next year we plan to start construction on the SR 520 / I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project, and we’re in the midst of a summerlong community conversation about certain design features of the Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project. Visit our online open house to find information and visuals on design elements for a replacement Portage Bay Bridge, a highway lid in Seattle’s Roanoke neighborhood, and connections to a bicycle and pedestrian trail extension across Portage Bay. More importantly, you’ll find ways to engage with WSDOT and provide feedback on this important project! We’re keeping the door open to this online open house for a few months as we include new information – so check back often for updates!