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I-5 to Medina: Bridge Replacement and HOV Project


Medina to SR 202: Eastside Transit and HOV Project

Pontoon Construction Project groundbreaking
Pontoon Construction Project Groundbreaking

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Nov 14, 2014

SR 520 will be closed in both directions this weekend

SR 520 will be closed for construction from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 14–17). The closure will be in effect between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue Northeast. Additionally, the direct-access ramps for carpools and buses to and from 108th Avenue Northeast will be closed at the same time.

Crews will take advantage of this closure to continue demolishing the span of the R.H. Thomson “Ramps to Nowhere” that passes above SR 520. Other weekend work includes continued assembly of a temporary work bridge on Foster Island that will serve as a platform for constructing the new West Approach Bridge North. Crews also will install drainage systems along the highway on the Eastside.


Seattle Link light rail and transit tunnel will be closed this Saturday

This Saturday the downtown Seattle bus tunnel will be closed and Link light rail service will be suspended to facilitate system upgrades in preparation for extending rail service to Capitol Hill and the University of Washington in early 2016. Sound Transit and King County Metro will operate special free bus services along the light rail route, and special airport express buses will operate between downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac International Airport.

For more information about this project and Link light rail, visit Sound Transit’s website.


Our Seattle-specific construction e-mail will give you a head start on Thanksgiving chit-chat

Construction has begun in the Montlake area on the West Approach Bridge North. If you live, work, or play in Montlake, Madison Park or the Arboretum, you might want to join our weekly e-mail update list devoted specifically to construction impacts and alerts for this project. It contains more detail than the information included in this weekly e-mail.

Be the community-engaged star of your Thanksgiving! Subscribe to our WABN e-mail update so you can regale the table with tales of WABN’s construction steps as you graciously pass the mashed potatoes. Follow this link to WSDOT’s mailing list page and select “SR 520 West Approach Bridge North Project” from the subscription list under “Construction Updates.”