The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is testing quieter pavement to reduce road noise on 405 in Bellevue in the vicinity of Factoria. The asphalt surface is noticeably quieter. Previous sections of I-5 on which WSDOT tested quieter pavement (I-5 through Lynnwood and SR520 between Medina and Bellevue) did not perform well. The asphalt mix for the test section in Bellevue has been changed; let’s hope it works this time.
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