Your Voice Matters: Lidding I-5 and SR-520

July 17: Lid I-5 Community Open House

The campaign to reconnect Seattle is moving forward and achieving results. You are invited to our 2019 Community Open House to see why the idea of lidding I-5 is getting so much traction – not just with the public but also all levels of city, county and state government.

Join us to hear project updates, meet fellow supporters, and be inspired for the future of Seattle. The program will include an update from the Lid I-5 advocates, an update from the OPCD feasibility study team, and remarks from Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Abel Pacheco. You won’t want to miss it!

Wednesday, July 17
5:30 PM – 8:00 [Program at 6:00]
The Summit, 420 E Pike Street, Seattle
Please register online (free) so we can plan ahead. You can also share the Facebook event. Food from Homegrown (including veggie options), light refreshments, and a cash bar will be available.

Endorsement by Councilmember Pacheco

We are proud to announce the endorsement of Lid I-5 by Seattle City Councilmember Abel Pacheco, who represents the city’s 4th district. His support follows that of Rob Johnson, who recently stepped down from the Council.

Abel is chair of the Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee. As a young millennial of color, he is an advocate for education and police reform, and believes it is critical to support our communities and build a Seattle that is affordable for all.

Here more from Abel at our July 17 open house.


SR-520 Lid Planning

WSDOT continues to make progress on the final link of the SR-520 reconstruction project. Check out the online open house to view and provide feedback on multiple project elements – including a freeway lid! The Roanoke Lid between 10th Avenue E and Delmar Drive E (pictured below) will provide a measure of environmental mitigation and expand open space in northern Capitol Hill.

The project will also include a new pedestrian and bike path along the rebuilt Portage Bay Bridge, and a new transit center and lid park at Montlake Boulevard.

Your input is crucial to ensure this major infrastructure project will work for you and your community. Provide feedback at the online open house (and in-person events in the near future). Construction is estimated to occur 2023-2029. Visit the WSDOT website for more project information.

Summer of Events

There is a full set of Lid I-5 events coming up – save the dates now! We are partnering with Freeway Park Association on a variety of fun and educational activities through the summer, including two Seattle Design Festival programs on August 17.

Also, if you’re in Downtown you won’t be far from great music and artists. Check out the Downtown Summer Sounds series from the Downtown Seattle Association, running in multiple public spaces through August 23.

We hope to see you around town!