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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 14, 2011

SR 520 to close this weekend

Bellevue residents thinking about traveling west this weekend should plan carefully; the State Route 520 bridge will be closed in both directions.

State Department of Transportation crews will install a fish passage culvert under the highway in Bellevue, remove a pedestrian bridge and complete other construction activities. Details of the closure:

When: June 17-20
Time: 11 p.m., Friday to 5 a.m., Monday
Where: Both directions of SR 520 and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and I-405.

With approximately 166,000 vehicles traveling this route on a typical summer weekend, the closure is one of WSDOT’s biggest this construction season. Drivers should take alternate routes, avoid the area or plan for added travel time and delays. We also suggest using carpools and transit.

This closure is just the beginning. Monthly weekend closures of the SR 520 floating bridge are likely through the end of this year and during the next three years of construction. Dates will be announced.

520 Bridge Closures 

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