Bridge closure on 68th Ave NE - significant traffic impact

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

If you have occasion to go around the head of Lake Washington in Kenmore, perhaps on your way to Inglewood Golf, Bastyr, St. Edwards, Simonds Road, Kirkland and points east, be advised the the bridge is closed on 68th Ave NE between NE 175th St and NE 170th St until further notice.

Traffic is now being detoured to 96th Ave NE, Bothell. Commuters in this area are asked to find alternate routes until further notice.

On Monday, December 17th, at approximately 7:00pm, a road failure in the southbound lanes on 68th Ave NE occurred as a result of construction activity. 

Northshore Utility District contractors are currently working in this area to relocate a sewer main for the City of Kenmore southbound bridge replacement project. 

There were no injuries, and there are no public safety issues. Crews are on-site now making repairs and have closed the road.

The northbound lanes have also been closed to vehicles out of an abundance of caution. Pedestrians and cyclists will still be able to cross the northbound side.

NUD is working closely with the City of Kenmore to manage traffic and provide updates. We will provide further information about road conditions and repairs when available. Questions regarding the construction activity should be directed to Val Tokumoto, NUD Project Manager, at 425-398-4400, ext. 130.

Follow the City of Kenmore on Twitter at @KenmoreWA for the most current updates on the road closure.



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