Say goodbye to the “ramps to nowhere.” As part of the new 520 bridge construction project, the ramps will be coming down. As announced in a recent press conference, WSDOT will pay Seattle Parks and Recreation $7.8 million for mitigation projects in the Arboretum. These projects include the design and construction of a 1-mile multi-use trail, as well as improvements to Azalea Way Pond, parts of Arboretum Creek, and Foster Island. Learn more about this groundbreaking agreement at the Arboretum Foundation cite and read the full press release here (PDF).
In the Media:
Arboretum Says Goodbye Highway Ramps, Hello Bike Trail
Arboretum Gets $7.7 Million for New Trail, Improvements
520 “Ramps to Nowhere” To Be Demolished
Arboretum Trades Empty Ramps for New Trails
520 Ramps to Come Down