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Canceled: Plan ahead for night closures of SR 305 Agate Pass Bridge

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:53

Canceled: The following series of late night State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge closures has been cancelled. The work was scheduled to begin Sunday, Dec. 2. As a result, both lanes of the bridge will remain open day and night. The work has not been rescheduled.

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND – Drivers are encouraged to plan for a three-week series of late night State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge closures. These will allow Washington State Department of Transportation bridge maintenance crews to remove and replace seven elevated steel bridge beams. The beams were damaged last year when they were struck by an over-height load.

WSDOT will complete this work at night to help minimize traffic effects. However, the nature of the project will require WSDOT’s crews to close the bridge for up to nearly three hours at a time while they work. Heavy equipment will use both lanes on the bridge while crews remove and reinstall heavy steel.

As this is the only bridge to Bainbridge Island, WSDOT will have brief openings during the night when drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can cross.

Sunday through Thursday nightly schedule, Dec. 2-21 (No work Friday or Saturday nights)

  • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – One-way alternating traffic
  • 10 to 11:59 p.m. – Bridge closed to traffic
  • 11:59 to 12:15 a.m. – One-way alternating traffic
  • 12:15 to 3 a.m. – Bridge closed to traffic
  • 3 to 3:15 a.m. – One-way alternating traffic
  • 3:15 to 4 a.m. – Bridge closed to traffic
  • 4 to 5:30 a.m. – One-way alternating traffic

WSDOT will work to accommodate emergency responders during the closures. 

Tools for trip planning

Washington State Ferry service will continue, and drivers are encouraged to alter their plans by allowing more time to reach the Bainbridge Island terminal, or to consider using the Bremerton or Kingston routes.

Travelers can check the Kitsap County construction page for advance notice of bridge closures. Real time information is available via the statewide travel alerts map.

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