Five weeks of overnight SR 520 bridge closures start Monday

Five weeks of overnight SR 520 bridge closures start Monday

Credit: SEATTLE TIMES / Greg Gilbert

The money already allocated for replacing the Highway 520 floating bridge will come from a variety of sources including federal grants, 520 tolls and gas taxes.

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on January 9, 2011 at 2:10 PM

SEATTLE - The Evergreen Point floating bridge across Lake Washington is going to be closed overnight for five weeks, starting Monday.

The state Transportation Department says crews are installing equipment for electronic tolling on the State Route 520 bridge.

Crews plan to close all eastbound lanes from Montlake Boulevard in Seattle to 92nd Avenue NE in Medina overnight Jan. 10-14. The bridge closes at 11:59 p.m. each night and reopens by 4 a.m. the following morning. Work and overnight closures continue into February, alternating between the eastbound and westbound lanes as crews shift their work zones.

In addition, Friday and Saturday overnight closures will start the weekend of Jan. 21. Those weekend closures begin at 11:59 p.m. and crews will reopen lanes by 7 a.m. on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. on Sundays.

 

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