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SR 513 - Montlake Bridge - Mechanical Rehab, Deck Replacement & Joint Repair

Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 contractor crews will close the Montlake Bridge to all vehicle traffic to finish some paving work on each end of the bridge. The work is weather dependent

Project overview

In 2021, contractor crews working for WSDOT replaced the more than 20-year-old worn grid deck on the Montlake Bridge. They also made expansion joint and mechanical repairs so the movable span can continue to operate reliably and meet the growing multimodal traffic demands of northeast Seattle. In spring 2022, crews will return for one last weekend of paving work at each end of the bridge.

Timeline
Summer 2021 - Spring 2022
Project status
Construction
Funding
$7.38 Million

What to expect

Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 through 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 contractor crews will close the Montlake Bridge to all vehicle traffic to finish some paving work on each end of the bridge. The work is weather dependent.

The detour route for vehicle traffic to and from Interstate 5 is different from last summer’s 26-day closure route due to another nearby event.

From north of the Montlake Bridge, to get to I-5, drivers will need to go north on 25th Avenue Northeast to Northeast 75th Street, then head west to join I-5.

From south of the Montlake Bridge, to get to the north side of the bridge drivers will need to use northbound I-5 and exit at Northeast 65th Street.

During this weekend-long closure:

  • Boats will be able to access the Montlake Cut below the bridge using single-leaf openings. Double-leaf openings require 24-hour notice to the bridge operator: (206) 720-3048. 
  • At least one bridge sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists. There will not be a shuttle service.

This spring, crews will return to finish some paving needs on each end of the Montlake Bridge.