SR 520 Bridge Weekend Closure: 11pm Friday to 5am Monday

 

The SR-520 Toll Bridge will be closed this weekend so crews can set girders at 92nd Ave. NE and Evergreen Point Road. If you haven't already found alternative routes, this is an excellent opportunity to do so.

You are advised to delay discretionary trips, especially during high traffic periods, especially between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Expect heavy congestion on alternate routes such as I-405, I-5 and I-90.

Use the I-90 and I-5 express lanes, which are adjusted to help ease congestion. Details are at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/ExpressLanes/SpecialEvents

 

The following Q & A is from the WSDOT website:

When is the next closure?

11 p.m., Friday Jan. 13 to 5 a.m., Monday Jan. 16.

 

What work will be conducted during the closure?

Crews will set girders at 92nd Avenue Northeast and Evergreen Point Road.

 

When is the next closure?

11 p.m., Friday Jan. 13 to 5 a.m., Monday Jan. 16.

 

What work will be conducted during the closure?

Crews will set girders at 92nd Avenue Northeast and Evergreen Point Road.

 

Where is the closure?

When crews close the highway, they close both directions of the SR 520 floating bridge and highway and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and I-405.

 

What remains open during SR 520 closures?

When crews close the highway, SR 520 remains open between Montlake Boulevard and I-5. In Bellevue, the 108th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to eastbound SR 520 remains open and in Seattle, the Montlake Boulevard ramps from eastbound SR 520 and to westbound SR 520 remain open.

 

When will crews reopen the highway?

All ramps and the mainline are required to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday following weekend closures.

 

Why do crews need to completely close the highway?

Closing the highway during the weekend to complete some work activities keeps traffic flowing during peak weekday travel times.

 

What can drivers do?

Approximately 160,000 vehicles travel across the SR 520 floating bridge on a typical weekend. We need drivers' help to prevent regional gridlock during a weekend closure.