SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program - News and updates

Nov. 13, 2018 | Rest of the west news

News to brighten your day: westbound SR 520 open after weekend work

Crews reopened westbound SR 520 early Monday morning, Nov. 12, after a full weekend of work. During the closure, crews replaced 1,750 light bulbs and fixtures that illuminate the westbound lanes under the SR 520 lids at Evergreen Point Road, 84th Avenue Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast. The weekend also provided crews the opportunity to work on overhead signage, take measurements for future construction and perform routine maintenance.

Construction workers in lifts replace light bulbs under a lid over a highway.

What’s next

Crews will be back in December for a second, complementary eastbound closure over the Dec. 1-2 weekend. During that time, they’ll replace another 1,750 lights and fixtures, this time under the SR 520 lids covering the eastbound lanes. We’ll send out more details about this second closure as we get closer.

Cancelled – nightly ramp closures this week

Good news, night owls - we've cancelled this week's overnight closures of the ramp from westbound SR 520 to southbound I-5. Crews were able to drop off the drilling equipment during the day without closing the ramp. The drilling work will take place this week during daytime hours only and won't require any closures.

Reminder – City of Seattle’s comment period on relocation of wireless-communications facility ends Nov. 14

As a reminder, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) will close the public comment period on Nov. 14 regarding the temporary relocation of a wireless-communications tower to the WSDOT Peninsula. The public comment period is part of the SDCI review of Crown Castle’s application for a conditional-use permit to temporarily relocate the company’s wireless-communications facility from its present location next to the Montlake Boulevard Market to the WSDOT Peninsula.

The application materials are available online for public review and comment. The application can be found on the SDCI’s Seattle Services Portal (Record #3032615-LU). Comments can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Mail: SDCI/PRC, P.O. Box 34019
    Seattle, WA 98124-4019


Nov. 8, 2018 | Rest of the west news

Thanks for attending Wednesday night’s meeting about the Montlake Market property

We want to thank everyone who attended last night’s public meeting regarding the SR 520 Montlake Project, our upcoming construction, and how it may affect the Montlake Market property. More than 160 people attended the meeting, which included a WSDOT presentation, two Q&A sessions, and a listening session for attendees to provide WSDOT their feedback. The meeting presentation is now available online. Other meeting handouts, such as our Montlake Project and Rest of the West fact sheets, also are available in the SR 520 Program materials library. In addition, we plan to post a video of the meeting for those who could not attend. We’ll provide a link to the video once it’s posted