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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Revised: Fremont Bridge Nighttime Closures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
10/19/2007  1:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Revised: Fremont Bridge nighttime closures (but open Halloween night)
Oct 22 to 25 and Oct 29, 30, and Nov 1

SEATTLE-SDOT’s contractor plans nighttime Fremont Bridge closures Monday, October 22 to Thursday, Oct 25, and again from Monday October 29, 30 and Nov 1. On these nights the bridge will be closed to all traffic to continue work on the bridge’s mechanical and electrical systems. The bridge will remain open to traffic on Halloween night, October 31, for festivities in Fremont.

Monday, Oct 22, 9 p.m. to Tuesday, Oct 23, 6 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct 23, 9 p.m. to Wednesday, Oct 24, 6 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct 24, 9 p.m. to Thursday, Oct 25, 6 a.m.
Thursday, Oct 25, 9 p.m. to Friday, Oct 26, 6 a.m.

And

Monday, Oct 29, 9 p.m. to Tuesday, Oct 30, 6 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct 30, 9 p.m. to Wednesday, Oct 31, 6 a.m.
Thursday, Nov 1, 9 p.m. to Friday, Nov 2, 6 a.m.

This schedule is subject to change or cancellation, so drivers are advised to visit the project website for updated information as the date nears.

SDOT’s contractor will provide a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. between the north and south ends of the bridge (from roughly North 34th Street and Fremont Avenue North to roughly Nickerson and Fourth Avenue North) making the loop approximately every 20 to 30 minutes. Signs will be placed noting the pick up and drop off locations. Buses will be rerouted during these closures. As the date approaches, see Metro Online at http://transit.metrokc.gov or call Rider Information, 553-3000.

Marine traffic will not be impacted by these closures.

Because the Fremont Bridge continues to be operated by a temporary winch during this phase of construction, three full bridge openings (both halves of the bridge) take 15 minutes, instead of the previous 3 to 5 minutes. These longer openings take place at 5 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 11 p.m. Drivers headed over the Fremont Bridge may want to schedule their trips accordingly, or take an alternate route at these times. For other openings, only one half of the bridge will open at a time, shortening the duration of the closure to motor vehicles.




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