Author Archives: Sarah Hill

Sections of Highway 520 Closed This Weekend

Drivers, be aware.  A section of Highway 520 from Montlake Boulevard in Seattle to I-405 will be closed over the weekend (September 16th-18th) as workers begin to demolish an overpass on Bellevue Way NE for the Eastside Transit and HOV Project.  This portion will be closed from 11:00 pm Friday to 5:00 am Monday morning.  Those of you who are residents in neighborhoods near to the 520 on-ramp by Montlake (Broadmoor, Madison Park, etc.), consider yourself warned.  Drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes if heading towards the Eastside out of Seattle.  Please see this Seattle Times article with closure details for more information.

Come Tour a Beautiful Broadmoor Home

Please come tour a beautiful, Broadmoor home this weekend from 1:00-4:00 pm, listed by Ewing and Clark broker Betsy Terry.  The fantastic home has a wonderful floor plan, gracious and sunny rooms, and high ceilings.  A lovely kitchen features marble countertops, high-end appliances and one of the home’s two fireplaces.  The home is available for purchase at $1,995,000.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.  Please contact Betsy Terry of Our Distinctive Home Shop in Madison Park to set up a viewing appointment.

Betsy Terry: (206) 322-2840

“Good to Go” on 520-Tolling Begins in April

The 520 Bridge is almost ready to begin tolling, and the cheapest way to travel over the bridge will be signing up for a Good To Go account. The Good To Go account comes with a transponder, available for purchase at Safeway stores for $5 dollars. Transponders are activated by a license plate number and deposit, the use of which is necessary because the lack of toll booths. The toll will be taken out of the user’s pre-paid account as they cross, and those without a transponder will be fined, thanks to the cameras taking snapshots of license plates. Good To Go is the state’s most recent electronic tolling system, and WSDOT expects the tolling on 520 will help keep costs to work on the bridge at bay. Toll amount will vary throughout the day, which was planned to encourage driving during off-peak hours. Good to go passes are available online, at Safeway stores, or at service centers. Visit the official website for more information.

UPDATE:  It is April and it is not “Good to Go”….won’t make any predictions until I hear when it is really going to start.