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Green highway?

Location: Northbound I-5 ramp to Sixth Ave S. near downtown Seattle


Don't be fooled. Even though there appears to be a sprig of green growing up through the highway, this is not a P-patch. The expansion joint pictured above no longer has a steel cover preventing rain, sediment and weeds from building up inside the joint. Maintenance crews removed the cover years ago because they could no longer bolt it to the rusting inside of the joint. In summer 2013, this "garden patch" is history. We're replacing it, along with several others, with state of the art expansion joints built to fend off the elements - and weeds.

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Taken on October 7, 2012