Montlake Project construction meeting tomorrow

There is a horizontal green band that reads Rest of the West News. Above it is the letters W S D O T. An oval on the right reads state route 520.

In this update:

Join us tomorrow for the Montlake Project online construction meeting

Join us for tomorrow’s online meeting to learn about next month’s permanent closure of the Lake Washington Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound SR 520. Our contractor created this temporary ramp for drivers to use during construction. Now we must close the ramp as we continue building a future bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the highway. Register below to attend the meeting and participate in a Q&A.

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Photo of construction work zone leading to eastbound SR 520. A large orange arrow points to the temporary on-ramp.

Next month, we will permanently close the on-ramp (pointed out here) from Lake Washington Boulevard to eastbound SR 520.

Join us Aug. 4 for a neighborhood traffic meeting with WSDOT and the city of Seattle

Please join us for a virtual public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to learn more about the Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project’s draft Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan (NTMP). The NTMP is a collaborative effort between WSDOT and the city of Seattle that identifies, prior to project construction, planned and potential traffic management measures on local streets.

This online meeting will be co-hosted by WSDOT and the city of Seattle. During the meeting, members of the public will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the upcoming Portage Bay Bridge and Roanoke Lid Project
  • Hear results from our recent, online neighborhood traffic survey (thank you to those who participated!)
  • Find out how to view the draft NTMP report and provide feedback
  • Share your questions and concerns about local traffic issues during construction

The meeting will kick off a two-week public comment period open Aug. 4-19. Community members can share their thoughts about the proposed traffic measures included in the draft report. Register below for the NTMP meeting.

Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Construction Corner roundup

Visit the SR 520 Construction Corner to stay informed on construction activities near you. Here is a reminder of current and upcoming closures:

  • July 8 – Sept. 1: Westbound SR 520 off-ramp to East Roanoke Street closed for 55 days
  • Ongoing: Montlake Boulevard eastbound on-ramp closed on weeknights

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.