SR 520 email update - Aug. 21, 2014
Driver alert: Bellevue Way and its SR 520 ramps closed this weekend; highway’s westbound lanes closed tonight
Crews will close all lanes of Bellevue Way at its SR 520 interchange this weekend, including the highway on- and off-ramps there. The closure will last from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25. Crews will use the closure to build intersection improvements such as traffic islands and sidewalks, and to pave the SR 520 ramps.
Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will see posted detours on local streets in the area. The weekend-long closure includes all lanes of traffic and sidewalks on Bellevue Way between the eastbound off-ramp, near 103rd Avenue Northeast, and Lake Washington Boulevard. The intersection of Bellevue Way/Lake Washington Boulevard and Northup Way/Northeast Points Drive will also be closed, but access will be maintained to and from Northeast Points Drive.
In addition, crews will close both westbound lanes of SR 520 tonight from 92nd Avenue Northeast to Montlake Boulevard. This closure will last until 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22. The overnight closure will allow crews to remove construction equipment as they put the finishing touches on the new West Connection Bridge.
Look-ahead: Full closure of SR 520 on Sept. 13-15 – plan to use alternate routes
We encourage you to plan ahead for a full closure of SR 520 during the weekend of Sept. 13-15. The closure will take place from 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 to 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15.
During this closure, crews will complete the final lane-striping work on the Eastside corridor, meaning the new six-lane highway from Medina to I-405 will be paved and striped in its final configuration – including transit/HOV lanes in both directions.