WSDOT: Traffic news

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Workers install warning signs on Aurora Bridge
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Busy weekend ahead in downtown Seattle
A weekend of good weather and great events in downtown Seattle is sure to cause some traffic headaches if you don’t plan ahead. We’ve got the Emerald City Comicon going on at the Washington State Convention Center and the Mariners first home series of the season. If you’re heading into town, be aware that the I-5 express lanes HOV-only ramp to and from 5th Avenue / Columbia Street will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, for a Seattle DOT project. In addition, Stewart Street will be reduced to one lane near Denny Way from 7 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 6 a.m. Monday, April 11, for a Seattle City Light project.

Westbound SR 520 traffic switches to new bridge Monday, April 11
In four days, drivers going from Bellevue to Seattle will have a chance to be one of the first to navigate across the new SR 520 floating bridge! In order to switch westbound traffic to the new bridge, contractor crews will have to close both directions of SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard East/SR 513 and 92nd Avenue Northeast from 11 p.m. Friday, April 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 11. Eastbound traffic will switch over to the new bridge following another full weekend closure April 22-25.

Aurora Bridge makeover
Northbound SR 99 Aurora Bridge nightly lane closures begin next week Seattle’s SR 99 Aurora Bridge is in the midst of a makeover and crews will need some extra space on the right side of the northbound lanes to move the work platform as part of their bridge painting and preservation project. Expect up to two right lanes of the northbound direction of the bridge to be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, beginning Monday night, April 11, and continuing into the first part of May. No lane closures are allowed on Friday nights.


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