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Westbound 520 bridge reopens after weekend closure

SR 520 and SR 99 will experience high impact closures and there will be no link service between SODO and Capitol Hill.

SEATTLE — Crews wrapped up weekend road work that impacted drivers throughout Seattle. 

SR 520 bridge 

  • Reopened at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14
    • All westbound lanes between 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill and Montlake Boulevard in Seattle will be closed.
    • All associated SR 520 on- and off-ramps will be closed.
    • SR 520 Trail will close between Seattle and the Evergreen Point lid in Medina.
    • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph to keep travelers and workers safe through the work zone.

Westbound travelers will need to find a different route during closures.

The closure is a part of a two-step approach that will reduce westbound lanes from three to two so crews can create a new work zone in the Montlake area and build new eastbound lanes from Montlake Boulevard to the floating bridge.

Crews will close eastbound SR 520 on the weekend of Oct. 26-27.

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SR 99 tunnel closure

  • Reopened early 
    • All northbound lanes of SR 99, including the tunnel, were closed between South Spokane Street and Harrison Street for concrete panel repair this weekend. The tunnel reopened ahead of schedule on Sunday afternoon. 

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Link light rail red line changes

  • Scheduled until 1 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14
    • Shuttle buses will replace Link Red Line trains in both directions between SODO – Capitol Hill.
    • Free bus shuttles will run every seven minutes in groups of two buses at a time to drop people off on the impacted routes. 
    • Trains will run as usual between SODO – Angle Lake and Capitol Hill – UW
    • Crews will be constructing a new temporary platform to Pioneer Square Station.

Other weekends the link service will be limited are Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 9-10.

Crews are laying the groundwork to open the Blue Line, a new Link line that will take riders from Northgate to Redmond beginning 2023.