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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Nighttime closures for Fremont Bridge and paving work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/2/2008  4:15:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Nighttime closures for Fremont Bridge and paving work April 7- April 11

SEATTLE-SDOT plans to close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles during the night on Monday through Thursday, April 7 to April 10, reopening on the following mornings. The contractor expects to leave the bridge open to foot traffic and bicycles, but in the event construction activity requires otherwise, a shuttle bus will be provided for pedestrians and bicyclists. During the closures the contractor will conduct tests and other finishing work required for upgrading the mechanical and electrical systems of the bridge.

Also, SDOT paving crews plan to work on a separate project at the north end of the bridge. Paving crews will close Fremont Way North to vehicles from the north end of the bridge to Fremont Place North (just south of N 35th Street) during the same time as the bridge closures. They will grind off the old asphalt surface of the roadway, and then will pave with new asphalt. The noisier work will be preformed before midnight. Pavement crews will return at a later date to work at the south end of the bridge.

The bridge and roadway closures are scheduled as follows:

Monday, April 7 at 9 pm to Tuesday, April 8 at 6 am.
Tuesday, April 8 at 9 pm to Wednesday, April 9 at 6 am.
Wednesday, April 9 at 9 pm to Thursday, April 10 at 6 am.
Thursday, April 10 at 9 pm to Friday, April 11 at 6 am.

If needed during these closures, SDOT’s contractor working on the bridge project 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.

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

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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