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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SR 520 Bridge to close for weekend work

The SR 520 floating bridge and highway will close this weekend, so crews working for the state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) can demolish the old Bellevue Way Northeast overpass over the highway and install a fish-friendly culvert.

Workers will dig a 25-foot deep trench across all lanes of the freeway, insert the culvert and then re-pave the section of road. Here are the closure details:

  • When: The highway will close from 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13.
  • Location: Both directions of the SR 520 floating bridge and highway and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405.

This is one of several weekend closures of SR 520 this year. The work is part of the $306 million SR 520 Eastside Transit and HOV Project, which will improve safety, access and reliability in the corridor when complete in 2013.

For more information visit WSDOT’s website at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520Bridge/WeekendClosures.htm

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