ROADS/BRIDGES: Flyover project to connect high-occupancy toll lanes in Seattle area

The new direct connector is expected to help drivers avoid weaving in traffic and to reduce congestion

Highway Construction News KIRO-TV (Seattle) September 30, 2016
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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.


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