Alert 9/10-12: Opposite to authentic plans, bike/stroll entry might be maintained throughout Montlake Bridge weekend closure

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Photot of workers underneath the bridge.

Photograph from WSDOT.

Now we have a excellent news replace in regards to the ongoing Montlake Bridge rehabilitation work. The primary of a number of weekend closures continues to be scheduled for this weekend (September 10–12). However regardless of authentic bulletins, the west sidewalk will stay open for strolling and biking in any case.

Crews lately completed changing the steel decking on the bridge, which required main automobile and bus detours. The subsequent part of labor is concentrated on the mechanical parts that increase and decrease the historic bascule bridge. A few of that work will seemingly require conserving the bridge within the up place, which can clearly imply no biking or strolling. However not this primary weekend, which is nice information for folks seeking to bike to the Let’s Transfer Redmond open streets competition Sunday.

From WSDOT:

  • Till additional discover: Pedestrians and bicyclists ought to count on common closures of 1 bridge sidewalk. Entry might be supplied on the alternative sidewalk throughout closures.
  • 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 to five a.m. Monday, Sept. 13: The Montlake Bridge will near car visitors for the primary of 5 scheduled weekend closures. Pedestrian and bicyclist entry might be maintained on the west aspect of the bridge throughout this primary weekend however could also be restricted at occasions throughout the next closures.

So this implies folks strolling and biking shouldn’t want to fret about large detours till the second weekend of October. And even then, some lodging for strolling and biking could also be potential. Keep tuned. From the challenge web page:

The second part of labor will restore and change mechanical parts that increase and decrease the bridge. Entry to autos might be restricted throughout working weekends. Pedestrian and bicycle may additionally be restricted at occasions. Boats will have the ability to entry the Montlake Lower beneath the bridge. Crews count on to shut the bridge on the next weekends from 11 p.m. Friday to five a.m. Monday. This schedule is topic to alter:

  • Sept. 10-13
  • Oct. 8-11
  • Oct. 22-25
  • Oct. 29 – Nov. 1
  • Nov. 19 – 22

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