Less than 48 hours until the tolling begins on 520 Bridge. The tolling starts at 5am on Thursday, December 29th 2001 and those without the “Good to Go” pass will be charged an $1.50 per trip. Cameras on the bridge will take photos of license plates and they will send the bill to the registered owner of the vehicle. To get your “Good to Go” pass you can go to Fred Meyer, Safeway, QFC or Costco and then activate it online or call the customer service center. There are 5 different passes you can choose from. No tolls will be collected between the hours of 11pm and 5am daily.
The annual Bellevue Snowflake Lane has arrived again. Come out and join the fun at 7pm every night of the week in Downtown Bellevue. There is LIVE Toy Soldiers and winter characters, Music, magical snow fall and an amazing light show to brighten your night. Bring your family and friends and grab a cup of cocoa and come join the fun, you wont be disappointed. On the sidewalks of Bellevue Way and NE 8th, located at the Bellevue Collection.
According to King 5 News, expect delays early Thursday morning, November 10th on the 520 Bridge as crews will be closing the drawnspan for up to 30 minutes somewhere between the time of 12:00-5:00am to perform monthly testing and maintenance work. If you absolutely need to travel over 520 during those times, click www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/seattle before you leave to check out the traffic.
The Bellevue Downtown Association said goodbye to one of its 30+ years members, Kemper Freeman. Freeman’s father was one of BDA’s founders (1974) and the Bellevue Square Developer. Kemper announced his withdrawal from the organization in January. The organization who maintains they focus on being a city with amazing retail, companies and residential neighborhoods are now considering bringing East Link, a new Bellevue bound section of South Transit Light rail to the city. Kemper, however, opposes the light rail and felt Bellevue needed to expand freeway and metro transit instead. The Bellevue Downtown Association is now 242 members large, comprised of a variety of developers, property owners and community members.