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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 23, 2012

520 to close this weekend

State Route 520 will be closed this weekend for construction projects at Bellevue Way and 84th Avenue Northeast.

The highway and bridge will be closed in both directions between Interstate 405 and Montlake Boulevard in Seattle from 11 p.m., Friday, to 5 a.m., Monday. Contractors for the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will set concrete girders over SR 520 at Bellevue Way and 84th Avenue Northeast as part of improvements to the highway associated with construction of a new bridge.

The eastbound entrance from 108th Avenue Northeast will remain open. Bellevue Way will be closed between Northeast 32nd Place and Northup Way, from Friday at 11p.m. to Saturday at. 5 p.m. while the girders are being set there.

Thousands of vehicles traveling across 520 on a typical weekend; drivers are advised to take alternate routes and plan for added travel time and delays. Carpools and transit are also suggested.

This 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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