Drawspan to be opened this evening
WSDOT announced yesterday that drivers on the floating bridge will face periodic stoppages tonight as the bridge is opened at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 pm for construction-barge traffic. There will also be a full 520 highway closure during the night.
The planned drawspan openings may take up to thirty minutes each. Complete closure of 520 between Montlake Boulevard on the westside and Bellevue Way on the eastside will begin at 11:00 pm tonight and continue until 5:00 am tomorrow morning. The purpose of the closure is to allow highway crews to replace temporary lane stripping, reflective buttons and barrier reflectors on the roadway.
Information concerning 520 closures is available here. By the way, here's something to look forward to: the new floating bridge will have no drawspan.
[Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).]