Friday, April 22, 2016

520 Closed Both DirectionsThis Week-End, New Eastbound Bridge Opens Monday

WSDOT has posted this information about 520 closing this week-end:

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Reminder: SR520 closed in both directions this weekend

This weekend marks another historic occasion in SR 520’s history – the last vehicle will cross the existing floating bridge. Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, April 22, the last eastbound vehicle will journey across the aging bridge. Crews will then use the weekend to transition eastbound vehicles from the existing structure to the new floating bridge. During this time, crews will pave, move barrier, and stripe the new roadway transitions. Early Monday morning, April 25, the new floating bridge will be open to traffic in both directions.

Additionally, the Evergreen Point Road transit stop will reopen Monday morning, April 25, to Medina transit riders wishing to cross Lake Washington.

Once the new bridge is open to vehicle traffic, crews will finish the 14-foot-wide shared-use path along the north side of the bridge and open it by mid to late May. The path will be an “out and back” path from the Eastside where pedestrians and cyclists can walk or ride the new path. The new path won’t reach Seattle until Summer 2017 when the West Approach Bridge North project is complete, but you can enjoy the path, the views, and the resting areas with interpretive signs.
Upcoming closure details
  • 11 p.m. Friday, April 22, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 25: SR 520 will be fully closed between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast.

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