Get ready: SR 520 bridge single-direction closures planned for August and September

SR 520 Construction
SR 520 Construction

New data from DOT on 520 closures – best to plan ahead. If you use the bridge frequently it’s worth checking in on their webpage every now and then.

Plan ahead for SR 520 construction closures as crews prepare for five closures of the floating bridge and highway, one direction at a time, during August and September. During the closures, crews will tackle a variety of work throughout the corridor – from pouring concrete for new bridge columns on the west end to shifting traffic onto new highway lanes near Bellevue.

 Important note: The first two closures will occur on consecutive nights, Aug. 22 (westbound) and Aug. 23 (eastbound). Pay careful attention to the times listed as they are different for each closure.

Closure details:

Westbound-only full closures: 92nd Avenue Northeast to Montlake Boulevard

  • 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23
    • Note: A single lane will be closed from 9-11 p.m. and 5-6 a.m.
  • 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30
    • Note: A single lane will be closed from 9-11 p.m. and 5-6 a.m.
  • 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
    • Note: The highway will remain closed during the day until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
  • 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 to 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15

Eastbound-only full closure: Montlake Boulevard to I-405

  • 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 to 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24

To stay up-to-date on these and future upcoming closure details, please visit the SR 520 highway closure webpage.


Author: Ross

I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.