Bellevue, WAFor HomeownersKing County Real EstateReal EstateSeattleSeattle real estate February 23, 2011

The Tolls Are Coming! The Tolls Are Coming to Seattle's 520 Bridge

The tolls are coming for the 52o bridge from Seattle’s eastside to Seattle starting in March, 2011. Travel across the bridge to Seattle during peak times will set you back $3.50 each way.  The cost is less during other hours of the day.  In fact, if you head across the lake during the middle of the night, it’s a lot less money!

520 Bridge Crossing Seattle's Lake Washington

Seattle's 520 Bridge

I’m wondering how the new tolls will impact how you live.  What got me thinking of this was when a client called me about moving.  Last year he was hoping to move his family to Seattle.  Since both he and his wife work on the eastside, he’s now looking at Bellevue and Mercer Island.

Will the new tolls impact how you commute?

Will you rely more on public transportation?

Will you try to go across the lake during off-peak hours?

Are you considering a move to the side of the lake where you work?

Do you think the tolls will cause more people move?

Do tell what you think.