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Lidding I-5

A photo shows the I-5 freeway in Downtown Seattle near the Washington State Convention Center.

Seattleites Concerned Over Condition of Interstate 5, a Poll Shows

Findings strengthen case for funding work that could lead to lidding segments of the freeway. In the event of an earthquake, do you know what...
A photo shows a sidewalk next to a roadway with cars. A sign says North Interstate 5.

SDOT Drops Protected Bike Lane from NE 45th Street Bridge Plans, Citing Traffic Impacts

This article was updated on 10/26/2021 to reflect that it was the U District Community Council, not the U District Partnership, that submitted a...

Seattle’s I-5 Named ‘Freeway Without a Future’

A Seattle stretch of I-5 is one of the "Freeways Without Futures" listed in seventh annual report from the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU),...

Meetup Video: January 2021 with Lid I-5

https://youtu.be/uNZvivfgcto Lid I-5 proponents joined for January meetup to discuss results of a recent study and objectives for an I-5 lid.
A park-like is shown over the freeway trench in this cross section.

8 Takeaways from Seattle’s Lid I-5 Feasibility Study

The City of Seattle may have quietly released its Lid I-5 feasibility report late last year, but the results trumpet the benefits of lidding...

January Urbanist Meetup to Highlight the Push to Lid I-5

So much of 2020 was about just holding on, so let's start 2021 with a big, bold idea like healing the giant rift in...

Freeway Park Revamp Is Ahead, Latest Concepts Unveiled

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Freeway Park Association began their open house and survey this week for the planned Freeway Park improvements. This...
An aerial view of the proposed lid area of Interstate 5 connecting Wallingford and the University District in Seattle. (Credit: Northwest Urbanist)

UW Students Are Investigating a Proposed U District Freeway Lid

Complete the survey by May 17th and share your feedback on a I-5 freeway lid proposed between Wallingford and the University District. It may seem...