SR 520 Bridge Replacement Program Wins VISION 2040 Award

Contact: Michele Leslie, 206-587-4819,
SEATTLE - The Washington State Department of Transportation and its many partners in the SR 520 Bridge Replacement have won a 2016 VISION 2040 Award from the  Puget Sound Regional Council for the new floating bridge. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.
"Getting to the new bridge was a two decade, truly regional endeavor," said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. "We wanted to recognize the endurance leadership required to make this happen."
The new bridge provides a safer, more reliable, more environmentally sustainable link between the two economic hubs on either side of Lake Washington. The award will be presented at the PSRC's Executive Board meeting on October 27 at 10AM in Seattle.
Partners in the work include: Federal highway Administration, City of Medina, City of Seattle, King County, King County Metro, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Sound Transit, University of Washington, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources.
VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.
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