Thursday, June 16, 2011

Floating bridge closed this weekend

This is just a follow up to our earlier posting, reminding Madison Parkers of the upcoming temporary closure of the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge, formally known as the Albert D. Rosellini Bridge. Beginning at 11 pm on Friday night and extending through 5 am on Monday morning, the bridge will be closed to traffic.  The closure will affect the SR-520 route all the way from the Montlake Boulevard exit in Seattle to the intersection of the highway with I-405 in Bellevue. The Montlake exit Eastbound from 520 will remain open.

Those living close to the bridge may be able to hear the noise of nighttime construction, which is expected to continue throughout the full period of the bridge closure. The most intensive work, however, will be on the Eastside, where the demolition of the pedestrian overpass at Medina and the building of a temporary intersection at Bellevue Way Northeast will be underway. This project is all about the expansion of SR-520 over there, all in preparation for the construction of the new floating bridge.

The map above (click to enlarge) shows this and the other Father's Day Weekend traffic disruption in the area, an unrelated closure of the I-5 on-ramps and off-ramps at Mercer Street. The closure will occur over the same period SR-520 is closed and is related to the Mercer Corridor Project.  Detour maps are available on the project site.

More information about the SR-520 closure is available here.

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