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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Update: Nighttime closures of the Fremont Bridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/8/2008  3:20:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Nighttime closures for Fremont Bridge and paving work continue this week, and bridge closures scheduled next week, April 14 - April 18

(Note: as the project nears completion, the work schedule is more difficult to predict. Please watch for updates.)

SEATTLE-SDOT continues to work on the Fremont Bridge during nights this week, as previously announced. Depending on work progress, SDOT’s street paving crews may begin to grind asphalt at the south end of the bridge tonight in preparation for paving while they continue working at the north end. When working at the south end, the crews plan to close North Florentia Street at West Nickerson Street.

SDOT plans to close the Fremont Bridge to vehicles during the night on Monday through Thursday, April 14 to April 17, 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.

The bridge and roadway closures are scheduled as follows:

Monday, April 14 at 9 pm to Tuesday, April 15 at 6 am.
Tuesday, April 15 at 9 pm to Wednesday, April 16 at 6 am.
Wednesday, April 16 at 9 pm to Thursday, April 17 at 6 am.
Thursday, April 17 at 9 pm to Friday, April 18 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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