A busy weekend: Montlake Boulevard closed over SR 520; SR 520 Trail and Lake Washington Boulevard also closed

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:

Montlake Boulevard closed over SR 520 in Seattle this weekend, Dec. 8-11

Crews will close both directions of Montlake Boulevard between East Roanoke Street and East Hamlin Street from 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

All associated SR 520 ramps to and from Montlake will also close. Crews will use the closure to install utilities and pave sections of Montlake Boulevard within the closure area.

Map shows red closure solid (street/ramp closures) and dotted lines (trail closures) and legend with text at bottom.

SR 520 Trail also closed this weekend

In addition, the SR 520 Trail across Lake Washington will close during the same time frame. Crews will continue installation of irrigation and electrical systems near the new bike and pedestrian bridge we’re building over SR 520 in Montlake.

Lake Washington Boulevard closed this weekend

Lastly, both directions of Lake Washington Boulevard between Montlake Boulevard and East Foster Island Road will close for construction. Local access will be maintained, but travelers should plan ahead for additional congestion in the area.

This closure begins at 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and lasts until 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

East sidewalk on Montlake Boulevard closed around the clock Dec. 6-11

Heads up for pedestrians and cyclists who often use Montlake Boulevard: Crews have closed the sidewalk on the east side of Montlake Boulevard across SR 520 until 7 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

Crews are using the closure to build a new sidewalk along that stretch of the boulevard and pave the adjacent northbound lane of Montlake Boulevard.

There is a signed detour directing cyclists and pedestrian to use the west side of Montlake Boulevard between Lake Washington Boulevard and East Shelby Street.

Map shows sidewalk closure in red dotted line and detour route in dotted green line with legend at bottom.

Sign up for our December Montlake Project online construction meeting

We’re holding our next Montlake Project monthly meeting virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Join us to learn about current and upcoming construction activities, including planned street and highway closures. Register below to attend and participate in a Q&A.

Missed our last monthly meeting? You can view the presentation online (PDF 5.5 MB) or watch the meeting recording on YouTube.

Construction Corner roundup

  • Ongoing: Montlake Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound SR 520 closed weeknights
  • Dec. 6-11: Sidewalk on east side of Montlake Boulevard closed
  • Dec. 8-11: Lake Washington Boulevard between Montlake Boulevard and East Foster Island Road closed
  • Dec. 8-11: SR 520 Trail across Lake Washington closed
  • Dec. 8-11: Montlake Boulevard closed between East Hamlin Street and East Roanoke Street; SR 520 associated on- and off-ramps closed

Check out the SR 520 Construction Corner map for the most up-to-date information on closures and construction impacts

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 (206-200-9484, 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.
  • Email Regina Glenn, WSDOT Megaprograms Diversity and Inclusion Manager, for more information about contracting opportunities.
  • 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
  • Share the ROTW listserv with your friends and neighbors

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