SR 520 tolling: 10 days and counting

SR 520 tolling: 10 days and counting

Credit: KING

A sign warning drivers about tolling on the SR 520 Floating Bridge.

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 19 at 11:22 AM

SEATTLE – Drivers on Monday morning woke up to another indication that State Route 520 tolling is just around corner.

State transportation workers started installing more than 40 signs along SR 520, Interstate 5 and Interstate 405 Sunday night, as well as city streets leading to SR 520.

“These signs are another important reminder that SR 520 bridge tolls start Dec. 29,” said Toll Division Director Craig Stone of the Washington State Department of Transportation. “If you drive SR 520 once a month or more, now is the time to get your Good To Go! pass. If you already have a pass, remember to visit WSDOT’s Good To Go! online page to activate it.”

Initial work to install many of the signs occurred earlier this year, but the signs have remained covered ever since. These signs let drivers know they are approaching a tolled bridge and the last exit before passing through the toll zone. Electronic variable message signs will remind drivers that tolling commences on Dec. 29.

Drivers can expect nighttime lane and ramp closures on SR 520, I-5 and I-405, as well as city streets that access SR 520 until Dec. 29.

Tolling on SR 520 is expected to raise $1 billion overall toward the $4.65 billion SR 520 bridge replacement and HOV program.

Get the latest closure information and construction updates at www.wsdot.wa.gov/northwest/king/construction.

READ ALL ABOUT IT: WSDOT's tolling guide

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