SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program - News and updates

Aug. 10, 2018 | Program news of the week

Revive I-5 closures this weekend (Aug. 11-12)

Revive I-5 is back in a big way this weekend! Crews will work on northbound I-5 between the West Seattle Bridge and Olive Way from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13. They’ll reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes, and close the I-5 express lanes and numerous on- and off-ramps. Additional deck repair work on the Ship Canal Bridge will reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes between SR 520 and Northeast 45th Street on Saturday and Sunday. 

Details

From 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between the West Seattle Bridge and Olive Way, and the I-5 express lanes will be closed in both directions. The following ramps will be closed:

Northbound I-5 on-ramps

  • West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street/Columbian Way
  • Edgar Martinez Drive
  • Westbound I-90
  • University Street

Northbound I-5 off-ramps

  • Edgar Martinez Drive
  • Express lanes
  • Seneca Street
  • Olive Way
  • Roanoke/Lakeview Boulevard

From 2 a.m. to noon daily Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between Northeast 45th Street and SR 520. The Harvard Avenue East on-ramp will close during this work.

What you can do to help

  • Use transit or light rail
  • Postpone discretionary trips. 
  • Travel before 8 a.m., when traffic picks up, or after 8 p.m., when it decreases.

Watch our recent SR 520 presentation to the Seattle City Council

WSDOT provided an update last month to the Seattle City Council regarding SR 520 reconstruction, focusing mainly on what’s ahead for the project in Seattle from Lake Washington to I-5 – what we call the “Rest of the West.”

Check out the Seattle Channel’s video of the briefing for a snapshot of what’s in store along the corridor. The SR 520 section begins at the 56-minute mark and continues through the end of the video. You can also view the presentation slides (pdf) on the city’s website.

We look forward to sharing additional news and updates about the upcoming Montlake Phase of construction and later Rest of the West work as we implement more corridor upgrades in the coming years. Montlake Phase construction is scheduled to begin in late 2018/early 2019.