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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Fremont Bridge closure tonight is canceled, but closures are planned for Wed and Thurs, March 26 and 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/25/2008  5:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Fremont Bridge closure tonight is canceled, but closures are planned for Wed and Thurs, March 26 and 27

SEATTLE- SDOT will close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles during the nights of Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27, but the closure tonight (Tuesday, March 25) is canceled. The contractor plans to leave the bridge open to pedestrians and bicycles on Thursday and Friday nights, but this is subject to change depending on work progress. The contractor will continue installing a new center lock, the mechanism that fastens the two halves of the bridge together when they are lowered.

The contractor will be closing the Fremont Bridge to traffic as follows;
Wednesday, March 26 at 9 pm to Thursday, March 27 at 6 am.
Thursday, March 27 at 9 pm to Friday, March 28 at 6 am.

In the event the contractor does need to close the bridge to pedestrians and bicycles at some point during the nighttime closures, a shuttle service for pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. will be provided 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.

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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