Westbound SR 520 closed overnight Thursday, Jan. 13 for removal work

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In this update:

Westbound SR 520 closed overnight Thursday, Jan. 13 for removal work

Crews will work overnight this Thursday, Jan. 13 to remove and haul away the remaining pieces of the old Montlake Boulevard overpass. This work will be noisy as crews break and remove concrete. The work will start at 10 p.m. Thursday and continue until 5 a.m. Friday, with the westbound lanes of SR 520 across Lake Washington closed during those hours. Nearby neighbors can expect to hear noise from activities such as overpass demolition, paving and truck traffic. We’ve been granted a temporary noise variance from the city of Seattle for this work.

Map of westbound SR 520 closure (in red) between 92nd Avenue on the eastside to I-5.

Traffic conditions

From 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 until 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, the following traffic conditions will be in place:

  • All lanes of westbound SR 520 will be closed from 92nd Avenue Northeast on the Eastside to I-5 in Seattle.
  • The westbound on-ramps at 84th Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard will be closed.
  • The HOV on-ramp to westbound SR 520 at 108th Avenue Northeast will be closed.
  • The SR 520 trail across Lake Washington will be open. 

Last call – sign up for the Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid info session on our upcoming nighttime noise variance application!

We invite you to join us tomorrow evening for a public information session on the Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project. In preparation for project construction, set to begin as early as 2024, WSDOT will apply for a Major Public Project Construction Noise Variance (MPPCNV) from the city of Seattle.  

This variance will establish noise limits for nighttime construction activities. WSDOT’s application will include plans to minimize effects to the community. Working at nighttime prioritizes the safety of the public and our crews, shortens the construction duration and reduces costs to taxpayers. We’d like to hear your input and answer your questions at our upcoming online meeting.   

When: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12  
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MxtlOjepTiGQWcjflxAcug

Register for our January online construction meeting

Happy New Year! Join us Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Montlake Project construction update. As always, there will be time for Q&A with project engineers.

When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19
Register: https://bit.ly/Jan2022_SR520MonthlyMeeting

Construction Corner roundup

Visit the SR 520 Construction Corner to stay informed on construction activities near you. Here are a few upcoming dates to remember:

Please note: Construction schedules are dynamic and subject to change. Please check the SR 520 Construction Corner for the most up-to-date information about these work activities and closures.

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.