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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Update: Nighttime closures for Fremont Bridge planned for Friday night and possibly this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/10/2008  4:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Update: Nighttime closures for Fremont Bridge planned for Friday night and possibly this weekend

SEATTLE-SDOT has been closing the Fremont Bridge Monday through Thursday nights for construction. This week SDOT plans to close the Fremont Bridge Friday night and potentially Saturday and Sunday nights, depending on the progress made each night. During the closures, the contractor will continue working on installing the centerlock of the bridge. Closures are also scheduled for the nights of April 14-18.

When the bridge is closed to vehicles, the contractor plans to leave the bridge open to foot traffic and bicycles most of the time, but in the event construction activity requires brief closures, a shuttle bus will be provided for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The bridge and roadway closures are scheduled as follows, but are subject to change:

Thursday, April 10 at 9 p.m. to Friday, April 11 at 6 a.m.
Friday, April 11 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, April 12 at 6 a.m.
Saturday, April 12 at 9 p.m. to Sunday, April 13 at 6 a.m.
Sunday, April 13 at 9 p.m. to Monday, April 14 at 6 a.m.

Monday, April 14 at 9 p.m. to Tuesday, April 15 at 6 a.m.
Tuesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. to Wednesday, April 16 at 6 a.m.
Wednesday, April 16 at 9 p.m. to Thursday, April 17 at 6 a.m.
Thursday, April 17 at 9 p.m. to Friday, April 18 at 6 a.m.

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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