Mike McGinn, Mayor
4/24/2008 11:45:00 AM
Marybeth Turner (206) 684-8548
SEATTLE-SDOT’s contractor has nearly completed replacing the electrical and mechanical drive systems on the Fremont Bridge, and plans no further nighttime closures for traffic crossing the bridge. The work plan originally included up to five 3-day weekend total closures of the bridge, which would have presented an inconvenience for many people. The contractor was instead able to complete the work with nighttime closures on weeknights.
The contractor still has some work remaining which will require occasional single lane closures.
SDOT plans to open the Ship Canal Trail in the area under the south end of the bridge on May 5.
SDOT’s own crews recently paved areas of the intersections at each end of the bridge, and will be applying permanent markings to these areas when weather and work schedule allows.
SDOT also recently changed the turning restriction for northbound traffic from the bridge, turning left at North 34th Street. Now left hand turns are allowed except during peak traffic times on weekdays between 3 and 7 p.m.
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.