SR 520 email update - March 7, 2014
Get ready for SR 520 lane and ramp closures in March
SR 520 drivers, get ready: A slew of lane and ramp closures along the corridor are coming your way in March. We’ve created a handy graphic to show the closures by location and date.
The earliest scheduled closure is this weekend, March 7-10, when crews plan to close the intersection of 108th Avenue Northeast and Northup Way, as well as the 108th Avenue Northeast westbound on- and off-ramps. The eastbound on-ramp will remain open this weekend. This closure will allow crews safe access to install drainage and other utilities, and complete local roadway improvements. Signed detours will be in place, and we expect to reopen the area to traffic by 5 a.m. Monday morning.
Other March traffic restrictions on SR 520 include a number of single-lane and full westbound closures to enable construction on the West Connection Bridge project. These overnight closures are tentatively scheduled on intermittent weekdays in the coming weeks.
Closure dates are subject to change based on conditions in the field and other factors. Your best bet for up-to-the-minute closure information is the SR 520 Orange Page.
In need of a joint replacement? I-5 sure is – this weekend in downtown Seattle
Crews are scheduled to replace aging bridge expansion joints on I-5 this weekend in downtown Seattle, work that will require all but a single lane of the freeway’s elevated, northbound collector-distributor to be closed. The northbound collector-distributor parallels I-5’s mainline between I-90 and Madison Street.
With several large events this weekend in the area, such as the Sounders FC opener, the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show, and the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, drivers are encouraged to plan their trips in advance and expect significant delays, particularly on I-5 and I-90.
- The northbound I-5 collector-distributor will be reduced to a single lane between I-90 and Madison Street, except during early-morning hours.
- The South Dearborn Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed. Drivers will follow a signed detour. All other ramps will remain open.
- Between midnight and 4 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, all lanes and ramps on the northbound I-5 collector-distributor will be closed so workers can move construction barriers.
This is the fifth of nine weekend closures to replace two dozen worse-for-wear expansion joints on I-5 near the I-90 interchange. For more information, please visit the project website: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I5/SeattleBridgeRepair/