Two nights of ramp closures will give SR 520 a new look

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Westbound ramp to 92nd Ave NE closed tonight, Eastbound ramp to Bellevue Way closed Thursday night

 

Drivers on State Route 520 will see fresh paint and a new off-ramp this week after Eastside Transit and HOV Projectconstruction crews conduct two consecutive nights of off-ramp closures Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6.

 

Wednesday night work at 92nd Avenue Northeast

  • Crews will completely close the westbound SR 520 off-ramp to 92nd Avenue Northeast from 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, to 5 a.m. Thursday, June 6, to reapply lane markings placed during the recent full closure of SR 520.
  • A signed detour will direct drivers headed to Yarrow Point, Clyde Hill and other local communities to exit the highway at 108th Avenue Northeast.
  • 92nd Avenue Northeast is the last westbound SR 520 exit before the toll.

 

Thursday night work at Bellevue Way

  • Crews will completely close the SR 520 eastbound off-ramp to Bellevue Way and from 9 p.m. Thursday, June 6, to 5 a.m. Friday, June 7, to switch traffic onto a new off-ramp located about 900 feet to the west of the existing ramp.
  • At the same time, crews will completely close Bellevue Way over SR 520 to replace traffic signals for the new ramp.
  • A signed detour will direct drivers headed to Bellevue Way to exit the highway at 84th Avenue Northeast.

 

SR 520 Eastside project overview

Crews working on the Eastside Transit and HOV Project are widening SR 520 to six lanes between Medina and Bellevue, rebuilding interchanges, constructing highway lids and transit stops in the center of the highway and installing fish-friendly culverts. In 2010, WSDOT awarded a $306 million design-build contract to Eastside Corridor Constructors, a joint venture of Granite Construction Company and PCL Construction Services. The completed Medina-to-Bellevue corridor is scheduled to open to traffic in December 2013.

 

More information about the SR 520 Eastside project is online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/MedinaTo202.

 

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