Thursday, July 12, 2012

Upcoming road and bridge closures

Floating Bridge will be closed this weekend

Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, July 13, and continuing through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 16, both directions of SR-520 will be closed from Montlake Boulevard to I-405, with the Montlake Boulevard exit from SR-520 eastbound remaining open.  Construction crews will be doing regular maintenance of the bridge, as well as construction, including demolishing the old 84th Avenue NE overpass and installing more than 200 concrete panels as part of the new lidded overpass at Evergreen Point Road.

Lake Washington Boulevard E. through the Arboretum to be shut down on Sunday and Monday

As part of the ongoing effort to replace street lights in the Washington Park Arboretum with new energy efficient LED lighting, the City will be temporarily closing Lake Washington Boulevard E. to traffic over three separate two-day periods this summer. The first such shutdown will occur beginning Sunday, July 15, at 3 a.m. and continue through 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16.

To quote from the City's press release: "Park and boulevard users should anticipate closures from Foster Island Road on the north end, to Arboretum Drive on the south end of the park. During the closures, access to the Seattle Japanese Garden parking lot will be available from the south end of Lake Washington Boulevard. Access to the Graham Visitors Center and the north end of the Arboretum will be provided from the north end of Lake Washington Boulevard from Foster Island Drive."

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