24th Ave E bridge over SR 520 scheduled to close Tuesday, Sept.8

Here’s some useful information from Washington State Department of Transportation on work that’s being done in the Montlake neighborhood that you should be aware of.

On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Washington State Department of Transportation crews plan to close the 24th Avenue East bridge over SR 520 for up to six months, prompting the closure of a busy bicycle and pedestrian route on the overpass. During the closure, all bicycles and pedestrians will be detoured to a Montlake Boulevard sidewalk via East North Street. See the map below for the detour route or view a larger map.

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This closure will allow crews to extend the 24th Avenue East overpass to the north and make room for a new westbound off-ramp to Lake Washington Boulevard at 24th Avenue East. This new off-ramp will replace the existing westbound off-ramp to Lake Washington Boulevard, scheduled to be removed in 2016.

For more information about future phases of work in the Montlake area, visit WSDOT’s website.