Ground will be broken on a new flyover bridge Thursday at the I-405/SR 167 interchange in Renton, Wash., one of the most congested commuter routes in the Seattle area.
The Washington State Department of Transportation is building a new flyover ramp connecting traffic going north off the Valley freeway at about Southwest 23rd Street and getting on I-405 around Benson Road.
The new direct connector will bridge the high-occupancy toll lanes on SR 167 to the carpool lanes on I-405.
The goal is to help drivers avoid weaving in multiple lanes of traffic several times and is expected to ease the congestion quite a bit.
The total price tag is about $116 million dollars and it's set to be completed in the summer of 2019.