Washington: Traffic backups will be ‘new norm’ after changes to 520, SR 99 tunnel

The state got rid of one lane of traffic on the bridge connecting the floating bridge and Montlake, shrinking it from three lanes to two. The lane reduction created a five mile backup on Monday morning and 15 minute delays. That is going to be your reality for three years, as the work on the next phase of the 520 project is completed…