New I-90 HOV lanes open; express lanes closed

Compiled from WSDOT and Sound Transit sources

Over the weekend of June 3, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit opened a new high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane in each direction of Interstate 90 between Mercer Island and Seattle, and permanently closed the express lanes. This allows Sound Transit to start construction of the 14-mile East Link light rail extension from Seattle to Redmond.

The new mainline HOV lanes will facilitate an I-90 commute that doesn’t depend on the direction of the express lanes, giving Eastside employees who reside in Seattle the option to take the bus or try a vanpool with increased reliability. The I-90 Trail remains open and unchanged for those who use it to bike, run or walk. Buses between Seattle and the Eastside will continue to use the same routes and stops they do today.

How has this affected your commute? We’d love to hear.

Read more about the project here.

-Choose Your Way Bellevue Staff

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