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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory:Update: Fremont Bridge periodic delays are planned for tonight (Feb 8) and all-night closures on Feb 11-13

2/8/2008  11:00:00 AM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

Update: Fremont Bridge periodic delays are planned for tonight (Feb 8) and all-night closures on Feb 11-13

SEATTLE-SDOT’s contractor will be testing the Fremont Bridge tonight, requiring occasional closures of the bridge to traffic lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes at a time, starting at 8 p.m. and more frequently after 1:30 a.m.. The closures will not follow a schedule, but will depend on how the work progresses, so travelers-whether by motor vehicle, bicycle, or foot-may want to plan alternate routes to avoid delay. This work was not anticipated, but is required to complete tasks left from the planned nighttime closures that took place Tuesday through Thursday of this week, and to complete the majority of the installation of the new operating system.

Next week, SDOT will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists during the nights of and Monday through Wednesday, February 11 - 13. The closures are required to remove the temporary winch system that has been operating the south leaf of the bridge for the past few months.

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.

Next week 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 or call Rider Information, (206) 553-3000. Marine traffic will not be impacted by the nighttime closures.

For more information about the project, see

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.

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