The trail connecting Seattle to the Eastside is separated from car traffic and has 11 scenic rest stops.
The Highway 520 floating bridge opened to bicyclists and pedestrians last week, one day ahead of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) self-imposed deadline.
WSDOT had long said the 14-foot-wide trail between Medina and Montlake would open in fall 2017, and, indeed, it opened on the very last day of fall, Dec. 20. The trail connecting Seattle to the Eastside is separated from car traffic and has 11 scenic rest stops, according WSDOT spokeswoman Emily Durante.
The last phase of the $4.6 billion 520 Bridge replacement project, featuring a new Portage Bay bridge and a new interchange and highway lids in Montlake, is expected to be completed between 2028 and 2030, Durante said.
Correction: A previous version of this story misstated the number of scenic rest stops along the trail and when the 520 Bridge replacement project is expected to be completed.