Jul 28, 2014

520 Bridge Closed All Weekend

Both directions of traffic will be closed between I-405 and Montlake Boulevard until 5 a.m. July 16. Here's how to get around. http://patch.com/A-vZWk

520 Bridge Closed All Weekend

A reminder: Both directions of traffic on State Route 520 are closed between Interstate 405 and Montlake Boulevard until 5 a.m. July 16. 

The  State Route 520 Bridge will be closed all weekend, as crews plan to work through the weekend on maintenance and construction, including inspection and repairs to the floating bridge, demolishing the old 84th Avenue Northeast overpass and installing more than 200 concrete panels as part of a new lidded overpass at Evergreen Point Road, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

During the closure, drivers will have to find another way across or around Lake Washington. All lanes and ramps will be closed between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue.

The next  full weekend closure is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 10-13.

The demolition of the overpass and construction on the lid are related to the . 

More information on the Eastside Transit and HOV Project can be found on the  WSDOT website.

If you need to drive to the other side of the lake this weekend, try out  Bellevue Patch's traffic page to plan your drive.

For more coverage about State Route 520 project on Bellevue Patch, click here.

The Washington State Department of Transportation provided the following information to help motorists get around:

SR 520 closure details at a glance

  • Both directions of mainline SR 520 and all connected ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405 in Bellevue will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, July 13, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 16.
  • The 108th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to eastbound SR 520 will remain open to traffic.
  • Crews will close 108th Avenue Northeast between Northup Way and SR 520 to install a large culvert.
  • Two sections of SR 520 will remain open to traffic: I-5 to Montlake Boulevard and areas east of I-405.

Special I-90 express lane operations July 14 and 15

The I-90 express lane schedules  will change this weekend to help maintain traffic flow.

  • The I-90 express lanes will be open westbound from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and eastbound after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14.
  • The I-90 express lanes will be open westbound from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and eastbound after 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15.

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