Northwest NEWS

March 11, 2002


Final segment of I-405 HOV lanes open

Stripping crews have opened the newest segment of HOV lanes north of Canyon Park on I-405. Crews have been stripping the southbound portion nightly since last Thursday and opened the completed segment March 4.
   The entire three-mile project is months ahead of schedule and provides the final link in completing the HOV system on the Eastside. This final link extends the HOV lanes from the SR-527 interchange in Canyon Park, north to Lynnwood, where I-405 joins I-5. The original anticipated opening for both directions of this HOV lane segment was fall 2002.
   For updated information on the above and other Department of Transportation traffic revisions in the Puget Sound area, call the Commuter Information Line at DOT-HIWY (206-368-4499). The Communter Information Line may also be reached toll free in Washington at 1-800-695-ROAD (7623). TTY users can call 1-800-833-6388 and ask for (206) 515-3863.