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Eastbound SR 520 across Lake Washington closed this weekend to make room for work crews

All lanes of eastbound SR 520 between Montlake Blvd. in Seattle and 92nd Ave. Northeast on the Eastside will be closed from Friday at 11 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

SEATTLE — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close the eastbound lanes of State Route 520 across Lake Washington all weekend starting Friday night.

The floating bridge connects Seattle to the Eastside of King County. 

The closure is part of the ongoing SR 520 Montlake Project and is needed to shift traffic to create a bigger work zone for crews to complete upcoming work, WSDOT said. 

WSDOT provided these details for drivers about the SR 520 closure: 

  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11, crews will close all lanes of eastbound SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast on the Eastside.
  • All eastbound SR 520 on- and off-ramps will close between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and 92nd Avenue Northeast in Clyde Hill.
  • The eastbound off-ramp to Montlake Boulevard will remain open, and travelers from I-5 must exit there.
  • The SR 520 westbound lanes and the SR 520 Trail across Lake Washington will remain open.

WSDOT provided these details about possible Seattle street closures:

  • On Sunday, crews may close lanes on Montlake Boulevard East between East Lake Washington Boulevard and East Hamlin Street to repaint lane markings.
  • Crews may intermittently close East Shelby Street on the west side of Montlake Boulevard East to make intersection improvements.