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News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 12, 2011

520 closure Sept. 16-19

The State Route 520 bridge will close in both directions over the Sept. 16-19 weekend, so crews demolish half of the Bellevue Way overpass and perform other time-sensitive activities related to the bridge replacement.

Here are the details of the closure: 

  • When: Sept. 16 to 19;
  • Time: The floating bridge, highway and all ramps will close at 11 p.m. on Friday. All ramps, the floating bridge and highway will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning.
  • Where: Both directions of SR 520 and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and I-405. 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. We also suggest using carpools and transit.

More weekend closures of SR 520 are planned this year, with the next one coming in October.  

The work is part of the $306 million SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project that will improve safety, access and reliability in the corridor when complete in 2013.

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