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

Picture from WSDOT.

We now have a excellent news replace concerning 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 unique 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 following part of labor is concentrated on the mechanical components that increase and decrease the historic bascule bridge. A few of that work will doubtless require retaining the bridge within the up place, which is able to clearly imply no biking or strolling. However not this primary weekend, which is nice information for individuals trying to bike to the Let’s Transfer Redmond open streets pageant Sunday.


  • Till additional discover: Pedestrians and bicyclists ought to anticipate common closures of 1 bridge sidewalk. Entry shall 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 shall be maintained on the west facet of the bridge throughout this primary weekend however could also be restricted at occasions throughout the next closures.

So this implies individuals 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 attainable. Keep tuned. From the challenge web page:

The second part of labor will restore and substitute mechanical elements that increase and decrease the bridge. Entry to autos shall be restricted throughout working weekends. Pedestrian and bicycle may additionally be restricted at occasions. Boats will be capable of entry the Montlake Lower beneath the bridge. Crews anticipate 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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