August 19-20: West Seattle Bridge Lane Closures

West Seattle Bridge

West Seattle Bridge

 

The Seattle Fire Department will test the fire hydrants located on the West Seattle Bridge on August 19. Due to the difficulty of accessing the hydrants during normal traffic flow, the inside lanes of the West Seattle Bridge will be closed to allow for traffic control set-up and testing.

 

Ensuring fire hydrants work properly, ahead of a real emergency occurring, is key to keeping the community safe. Firefighters utilize fire hydrants to get a water supply for putting out building fires, vehicle fires, and brush fires. This work ensures the confident functionality of a vital Safety System for our public.

 

Here’s what you can expect:

UPDATE: This work will continue on August 20 between 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE

Work will occur on the West Seattle Bridge between 23rd Ave SW and the on-ramp to 99 North. Inspection and closures begin on August 19 at 8:45 AM and will end at 2:45 PM (at the latest).

 

CLOSURE | DETOUR

The eastbound and westbound inside lanes of the West Seattle Bridge will be closed during the impacted hours.

 

Impacted Area of West Seattle Bridge. Image: Google Maps.

Impacted Area of West Seattle Bridge. Cones signify inside lane closures. Image: Google Maps.

 

Want more information?

If you have further questions, please reach out to Angelina Louman at (206) 386-1201.