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Westbound SR 520 to close March 13-16

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:15

Ian Sterling, WSDOT communications, 206-819-7230

Preparations for construction of a new Montlake ramp set to begin

SEATTLE – Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, March 13, the Washington State Department of Transportation will shut down all westbound lanes of State Route 520 across Lake Washington between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard. A single westbound lane of SR 520 will also be closed at times between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 5. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, March 16.

Contractor crews working on the West Approach Bridge North Project will use the weekend closure to remove barrier along the highway and realign lanes on the westbound off-ramp to Montlake Boulevard in preparation for building a new off-ramp.
What to expect
• All westbound lanes of SR 520 will close between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard from 11 p.m. Friday, March 13, until 5 a.m. Monday, March. 16.
• A single lane of westbound SR 520 will also be shut down between Montlake Boulevard and I-5 during portions of the closure.
• Westbound drivers, and fans attending Saturday’s Seattle Sounders FC game at Century Link Field, should use Interstate 90 or another route around Lake Washington.
• All lanes of eastbound SR 520 will remain open throughout the weekend.

The SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project brings highway improvements and a new westbound connection from SR 520 to Montlake. This includes a 6,100-foot-long approach structure that will carry westbound traffic from the new floating bridge to the Montlake area. The three-lane approach bridge, which includes an HOV lane and a path for bicyclists and pedestrians, will open in 2017.

For information on road closures associated with SR 520 construction, please visit the SR 520 Orange Page and follow the project on Twitter.

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