In 2021, contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace the more than 20-year-old worn grid deck on the Montlake Bridge. They will also make expansion joint and mechanical repairs so the movable span can continue to operate reliably and meet the growing multimodal traffic demands of northeast Seattle.
What to expect
The second phase of work will repair and replace mechanical components that raise and lower the bridge. During this phase of work, the bridge must be in the raised position. Access to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists will be restricted during working weekends. Boats will be able to access the Montlake Cut below the bridge using single-leaf openings on working weekends. Double-leaf openings require 24-hour notice to the bridge operator: (206) 720-3048.
The southbound SR 513 Montlake Bridge will close to vehicles from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
Tuesday, Dec. 7, to the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 8.
One weekend closure to be scheduled in spring 2022.
The Montlake Bridge will have one more weekend-long closure in spring 2022 so crews can repave the bridge approaches.