Friday, November 4, 2011
Another weekend closure for 520
Fortunately, given that the Huskies are playing Oregon in an evening football game on Saturday, the eastbound lanes of SR-520 will not be closing temporarily until 1:00 am on Sunday morning, though the westbound lanes will be closing three hours earlier, at 10:00 pm on Saturday. This is another in a series of planned bridge closings to accomodate Eastside construction on 520. This weekend, 22 concrete girders will be installed to support a new lidded overpass at Evergreen Point Road in Medina. This is a graphic of what the lid should look like when completed:
The highway will reopen at 5 am on Monday morning in both directions. Additional closures are in the cards for the foreseeable future, as there are other overpasses and lids that will be installed on the Eastside as 520 is widened to accomodate additional lanes. More information is available here.
[Photo and graphic courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation.]