Friday, August 10, 2012
Another 520 shutdown this weekend
Lake Washington Boulevard also closed through Arboretum
Construction crews will be working on installing a "fish-friendly culvert" and demolishing the old Bellevue Way overpass along the SR 520 route this weekend, necessitating the closure of the State highway from the point of the Montlake Boulevard eastbound exit all the way to I-405 in Bellevue. The shutdown will occur beginning at 11 pm on Friday and end at 5 am on Monday.
At the same time, there will be significant work underway in the Arboretum, which means the closure of Lake Washington Boulevard E. this weekend. The timing of the shutdown will be slightly different from the 520 closure times. The Boulevard will be closed at 7 pm. on Friday and will reopen at 9 pm on Sunday.
There will be another planned shutdown through the Arboretum September 20-23, coinciding with another closure of SR-520.
[Photo showing the current progress of 520 construction on the eastside courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation.]