That’s a wrap! Second weekend of overpass removal complete

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That’s a wrap! Second weekend of overpass removal complete

We completed a major milestone last weekend by removing the old westbound off-ramp to Lake Washington Boulevard. The entire overpass was broken apart and trucked away, and crews reopened the highway early Monday morning. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we pulled off this huge effort.

Two excavators remove large piles of rubble from the construction site of the 24th avenue overpass removal.

Click the image to view a timelapse video of the removal.

A large excavator arm removes a section of the old Montlake Boulevard overpass, looking west toward I-5.

Crews removing a section of the old Montlake Boulevard overpass (looking west toward I-5).

Mark your calendar – Montlake Project construction meeting Dec. 8

Our next SR 520 Montlake Project online construction meeting is at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. Join us for updates and a Q&A with the project team. We’ll recap the recent overpass removals, Montlake Bridge rehabilitation work and look ahead at what’s coming in the new year.

When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8
Register: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Construction Corner roundup

We have no planned construction work over the long Thanksgiving weekend. Visit the SR 520 Construction Corner map to stay informed on construction activities. Here is one closure to be aware of:

How to reach us and stay informed about SR 520 construction:

  • Call or text our project-specific construction hotlines with pressing questions or concerns related to the:
    • Montlake Project: 206-775-8885
    • SR 520/I-5 Connection Project: 206-316-2559 
  • Call the SR 520 Program information line (206-770-3554, M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) with general SR 520 inquiries.
  • Email SR 520 staff with your questions about the project or construction activities.
  • Visit the SR 520 Construction Corner for the most up-to-date information on closures and construction impacts.
  • Visit the SR 520 Program website to find general information about the project.
  • Follow us on Twitter @wsdot_520 to get key news and updates about the SR 520 program.
  • View current Montlake Project construction photos, taken continuously day and night, by mounted construction cameras

Thank you for signing up for the SR 520 Rest of the West news email updates. WSDOT will keep the community informed of current and planned construction activities through these updates and the other tools listed above.