New SR 520 HOV Lanes Open For Business
BELLEVUE – This morning’s commute greeted carpoolers and bus riders with brand new HOV lanes on State Route 520 between Bellevue and Medina. Crews working on the SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project placed the final lane striping over the weekend for the new HOV lanes. At 5 a.m. this morning, Sept. 15, the lanes opened to carpools of three or more people and transit for the first time.
“With these new lanes, we get closer to finishing extensive improvements to SR 520 on the Eastside,” said Julie Meredith, SR 520 Program Administrator for the Washington State Department of Transportation. “HOV lanes not only mean faster trips for those riding in them, but they can cut commute times for all users. This is exciting for everyone traveling the corridor.”