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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Reminder: Fremont Bridge nighttime closures Feb 6-7 and Feb 11-13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/6/2008  1:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Reminder: Fremont Bridge nighttime closures Feb 6-7 and Feb 11-13

SEATTLE-SDOT will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists during the nights of Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 - 7, and Monday through Wednesday, February 11 - 13. The closures are required to continue work on the replacement of the mechanical and electrical systems on the south leaf of the bridge.

Wednesday, Feb 6 at 9 p.m. to Thursday, Feb 7 at 6 a.m.
Thursday, Feb 7 at 9 p.m. to Friday, Feb 8 at 6 a.m.

Monday, Feb 11 at 9 p.m. to Tuesday, Feb 12 at 6 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb 12 at 9 p.m. to Wednesday, Feb 13 at 6 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb 13 at 9 p.m. to Thursday, Feb 14 at 6 a.m.

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, (206) 553-3000.

Marine traffic will not be impacted by the nighttime closures.

Because the Fremont Bridge continues to be operated by a temporary winch during this phase of construction (through the week of February 4th), 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.

For more information about the project, see www.seattle.gov/fremontbridge


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