Current Bridge Painting Projects
Fremont Bridge Painting Project
The Fremont Bridge is the 2014 site in SDOT’s Annual Bridge Painting Program, an ongoing asset preservation effort that provides for the periodic painting of each of the City’s 20 structural steel bridges. The painting will provide for enhanced aesthetic appeal as well as protect the steel bridge elements for many years against corrosion and other weather deterioration.
The 2014 bridge painting project is for the bascule portion of the bridge. The bascule is the main portion of the bridge where the roadway can be raised to allow passage for boats and ships. The concrete bridge approaches, which were replaced in 2008, do not require painting.
The project includes:
Due to bridge openings for boat traffic, and the necessity of a traffic lane closure for the bridge painting work, there will be some days and times where traffic delays will be significant.
In order to paint areas of the bridge that are not accessible when the spans are in the down position (open to traffic), it will be necessary to implement full bridge closures at times. The full bridge closures will be from 3AM to 6AM on Saturdays and from 12AM (midnight) to 6AM Sunday mornings. The work is weather-dependent and will be rescheduled in the event of rain. Directional signs will be provided for detour routes. Full bridge closures are currently scheduled for:
As soon as work in the northeast quadrant of the bridge is finished, the lane closures will shift from the east side of the bridge to the west, affecting southbound traffic. However, these closures will only be between 10AM and 3PM Monday through Friday.
7/7/14 –Notice to Proceed and the contractor mobilizes on site.
8/6/14 – First (ceremonial) brush stroke on the Bridge by Fremont Chamber of Commerce Board Member at 11AM
8/11/14 – Begin planned 7AM – 3PM closure of single curbside (northbound) traffic lane and adjacent (east side) walkway. This northbound lane closure will be Monday – Friday and last several weeks.
9/6 and 9/7/14 – No traffic will be allowed across the Fremont Bridge between 3AM – 6AM on Saturday and 12AM (midnight) – 6AM on Sunday. Vehicles and bicycles will be detoured to cross the Ship Canal at the Ballard Bridge. This closure will be repeated on 9/13 nand 9/14 (same hours) if necessary.
9/19 – 9/21/14 – Fremont Oktoberfest
What to Expect During Construction