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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, October 14, 2011

520 Closure Oct. 15-17

The State Route 520 bridge will close in both directions beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, until 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, so crews can set concrete girders over SR 520 at Evergreen Point Road and complete other time-sensitive construction activities.

Here are the details of the closure:

  • When: Oct. 15-17
  • Time: Beginning at 8 p.m. (after the UW Huskies game has ended) on Saturday, the floating bridge, highway and all ramps will close. Everything will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning.
  • Where: Both directions of SR 520 and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and I-405, except for the eastbound entrance from 108th Avenue N.E.; SR 520 will remain open between Montlake Boulevard and I-5.

With approximately 160,000 vehicles traveling this route on a typical weekend, drivers are advised to take alternate routes, avoid the area unless you have to go to the Eastside or Seattle and plan for added travel time and delays. When possible, use carpools and transit.

More weekend closures of SR 520 are planned this year, with the next one scheduled for Nov. 5-7. 

The work is part of the $306 million SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project (http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/MedinaTo202/) that will improve safety, access and reliability in the corridor when complete in 2013.

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