"Super" weekend closure of Montlake Boulevard starts tonight; SR 520 Trail open again

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In this update:

Plan ahead: Both directions of Montlake Boulevard closed during the big game

Planning to host or attend a party for the big game this weekend? You’ll also need to plan for a "super" weekend closure of both directions of Montlake Boulevard between East Hamlin Street and East Louisa Street.

The closure is from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12. All SR 520 on- and off-ramps at Montlake will also close. A bicycle and pedestrian detour will be available through the work zone.

Drivers heading east on SR 520 from I-5 will have to pay the SR 520 bridge toll as the Montlake Boulevard exit will be closed.

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Time to get back on the SR 520 Trail (again!)

Great news! The SR 520 Trail reopened Friday, Feb. 2, after a two-week closure.  

Cyclists and pedestrians will notice the new section of the trail is a bit narrower – this is temporary. Crews still have some barrier work to do and have put up a fence to protect trail users.

Thank you again for your patience during this work. We’ve been so excited to get you on the trail again we made a Tik Tok about it.

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Register for next week’s online construction meeting

We’re holding our next Montlake Project monthly meeting virtually at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day! 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.

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m.

Missed our last monthly meeting? You can view the presentation online (PDF 7.8MB) or watch the meeting recording on YouTube.

Montlake Project signage community meeting

Thanks to all who attended our Montlake Project signage community meeting last week. Your valuable feedback and participation were greatly appreciated.

You can view the presentation (PDF 1.3MB) on our webpage. In the coming weeks, we’ll also send out additional meeting materials, including a link to the meeting recording, a detailed meeting summary with answers to follow-up questions, and a reminder about the next steps in this process. We’ll also post meeting materials on the Montlake Project webpage under the “Related links” tab.

Interim signage plan

To ensure the project remains on schedule for its completion in spring 2024, we're currently working on a temporary signage plan. The plan includes placing smaller signs on the existing sign bridges to help drivers navigate new turns in the area. This temporary signage will stay in place while we finalize recommendations, confirm funding, procure new materials, and implement the recommended adjustments. Given the lead time for both procuring and installing new sign structures, this process could take approximately a year or more to be completed.

Construction Corner roundup

  • Ongoing: Montlake Boulevard on-ramp to eastbound SR 520 closed weeknights

  • Feb. 9-12: Montlake Boulevard closed between East Hamlin Street and East Louisa Street; all on- and off-ramps at Montlake also 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

If you have difficulty understanding English, you may request language assistance services free of charge by calling (360) 705-7090 or emailing TitleVI@WSDOT.WA.GOV.

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