Fairview Avenue North Bridge Replacement
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is committed to maintaining safety for all users of Fairview Ave N. The current bridge, built more than 65 years ago, needs to be replaced. The timber-supported bridge is structurally deficient and seismically vulnerable. Located on the southeast shore of Lake Union near the 1200 block of Fairview Ave N in Seattle, the bridge is next to the historic Lake Union Steam Plant building.
The new roadway configuration will better accommodate all users along Fairview Ave N.
Project improvements will include:
Full bridge closure
Originally, we aimed to keep the bridge open to traffic throughout construction. However, due to the complexity of the project, and in order to shorten the total construction time and reduce costs, we have decided that the most prudent approach is to close the entire bridge for the full project construction duration of approximately 15 months. We are committed to using taxpayer dollars efficiently and shorten the length of construction projects whenever possible. We are conducting a traffic analysis, coordinating with King County Metro and facilitating a parking study as part of our planning for a full bridge closure.
*The project will comply with all necessary environmental permitting and associated schedules
Project Budget and Funding
The total project estimate is $42 million and the project is fully funded in three ways: Bridging the Gap, a nine-year levy for transportation maintenance and improvement, and federal funding through the Bridge Replacement Advisory Committee (BRAC), and funds from the recently passed Move Seattle levy.
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