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SR 520 - News Releases

On this page you will find an archive of SR 520 news releases. If you are looking for information about projects other than SR 520, please visit the WSDOT news release archives.

10/6/17
Closing time: Eastbound SR 520 closing Oct. 14-15 weekend

8/18/17
SR 520 closing Aug. 25-28 to prepare for opening of new lanes

7/7/17
Lane change: Westbound SR 520 to close July 14-17 weekend

4/26/17
New SR 520 floating bridge named America's top engineering feat

3/24/17
SR 520 closed March 31-April 3 for construction

1/20/17
Take two: Second SR 520 closure slated for this weekend

12/2/16
Full closure of SR 520 this weekend - Dec. 9-12

7/20/16
So long: first pontoon from the old SR 520 bridge floating out of Lake Washington

4/25/16
WSDOT milestone: Eastbound drivers join westbound traffic on the new SR 520 floating bridge

4/21/16
SR 520: Eastbound traffic shifts to the new floating bridge following weekend closure

4/11/16
New SR 520 floating bridge now open to westbound traffic

4/7/16
Take two: SR 520 bridge closed again this weekend

4/2/16
Public celebrates grand opening of new floating bridge

3/29/16
Gov. Inslee, Guinness World Records on deck for SR 520 bridge ribbon cutting this weekend

3/16/16
Bridge girder placement west of floating bridge marks newest milestone for SR 520

2/18/16
Grand opening of new SR 520 floating bridge to feature STEM-focused exhibits, food trucks, and more

1/12/16
April grand opening celebration announced for SR 520’s new floating bridge

12/30/15
Coming soon: new westbound SR 520 off-ramp to Lake Washington Boulevard

12/02/15
I-90 and SR 520 lane closures this weekend across Lake Washington

11/17/2015
Traveler alert: SR 520 weekend closure begins Friday, Nov. 20

8/26/2015
Popular bike/pedestrian path to UW closing for 6 months

8/24/2015
Low-rise deck complete for new SR 520 floating bridge

8/11/15
SR 520 closing this weekend for bridge inspection

8/6/2015
SR 520 / Montlake Boulevard intersection getting a makeover

7/8/2015
Get in line: Largest pontoons for new SR 520 floating bridge all in final position on Lake Washington

6/22/2015
Driver alert: SR 520 closing for construction June 26-29

4/21/2015
World’s longest floating bridge gets in the swing with giant hinge

4/6/2015:
Triple play on the way as final pontoons for new SR 520 bridge head for Seattle

3/18/2015:
Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson statement regarding recent construction incidents

3/18/2015:
Joint statement from WSDOT and Flatiron Construction

3/10/2015:
Westbound SR 520 to close March 13-16

3/9/2015:
Done; Pontoon construction for new SR 520 wraps up

2/12/2015:
Ahoy, drivers! No more waiting for boats on SR 520

2/3/2015:
Former home of history museum about to be history

1/16/2015:
West side story: Updated designs unveiled for final portion of SR 520 in Seattle

12/3/2014:
Construction of SR 520 pontoons complete in Tacoma

11/12/2014:
SR 520 closing Nov. 14-17 as demolition of "Ramps to Nowhere" continues

10/15/2014:
SR 520 construction breaks ground with Seattle ramp demolition

10/7/2014:
SR 520 construction ramping up in Seattle

10/1/2014:
Learn about SR 520 construction in Seattle

9/26/2014:
Fifth cycle of SR 520 pontoons completed in Aberdeen

9/15/2014:
New SR 520 HOV lanes open for business

9/10/2014:
SR 520 to close Sept. 13 to 15 for completion of new HOV lanes

9/8/2014:
Design concepts for SR 520 in Seattle to be unveiled

8/4/2014:
SR 520 floating bridge to close Aug. 8-11 for construction

7/8/2014:
SR 520 to close for a weekend of extensive paving

6/26/2014:
Giant hinged span coming to world's longest floating bridge

6/24/2014:
Weekend closures planned for SR 520 floating bridge and northbound I-5 in Seattle

6/17/2014:
Marathon, summer solstice celebrations and major road closures happening this weekend

6/13/2014:
New bus stops to open as SR 520 construction on the Eastside nears finish line

6/9/2014:
Busy weekend of road closures in the rearview mirror

6/3/2014:
Weekend roadwork in Seattle to impact traffic region-wide


For older press releases, please see the WSDOT news release archives.