New Washington State Department of Transportation Projects
July 17th marks the first day that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will open new and permanent off-ramps to Montlake and Lake Washington boulevards after a weekend westbound SR 520 closure (11 p.m. July 14 - 5 a.m. July 17).
The new off-ramps are the first of three major projects scheduled for 2017 - the mainline is set to open in late August of this year and the bicycle/pedestrian path will open later this fall. This will be the first time that drivers will be able to access the new bridge, as well as enter a new exit lane which starts near the west end of the floating bridge.
To check out a video of the new project, click here.
Weekend Closure & Changes
All lanes and ramps of westbound SR 520 will be closed between 92nd Avenue Northeast and Montlake Boulevard, beginning July 14, 11 p.m. - July 15, 5 a.m. Please be aware of round-the-clock construction. Construction crews will be busy working to prepare the new off-ramps for traffic, as well as removing old columns, adding new signs and installing plants.
Be ready to expect some changes come Monday, July 17. With the new westbound SR 520 ramps, drivers will now begin exiting the SR 520 at the west end of the floating bridge, which is a mile further than the existing exit. Those traveling to Roanoke or I-5 will still utilize the old structure until the new westbound lanes open in late August.