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July 10, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Highway 520 floating bridge closed again this weekend

The Highway 520 floating bridge will be closed again this weekend as crews continue working on the replacement span and paving new roadway, the state Department of Transportation said. All lanes in both directions between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405 will close from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. During the closure, work crews will pour…

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October 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Gregoire wants independent expert to look at safety of flawed pontoons for new 520 Bridge

The Associated Press Gov. Chris Gregoire says she wants an independent expert panel to review the safety of pontoons being built for the new floating bridge across Lake Washington. The governor’s statement came after news reports on construction flaws found in the first pontoons built for the new Highway 520 bridge. Gregoire told KOMO-TV on Friday…

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October 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Drivers may encounter delays on 520 bridge early Thursday morning

Drivers may get stuck in a little more traffic than usual Thursday morning on the 520  bridge as crews perform testing and maintenance work. Between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. delays of up to 30 minutes are possible as workers open and close the drawspan, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. This type of work…

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September 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Road closures this weekend mean you’ll want to plan ahead

Some road closures and several events in Seattle this weekend could cause some traffic tie-ups, so the Seattle and state transportation departments are urging you to plan ahead. The Mariners and Sounders are playing in Sodo, there’s a gymnastics show at KeyArena, and the St. Demetrios Greek Festival will be in full swing in the Montlake…

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May 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Drawspan on 520 bridge opening at noon today

If you’re driving the 520 floating bridge today, the state Transportation Department says to allow yourself extra time to cross Lake Washington because a planned opening of the bridge’s drawspan starts at noon today. Traffic could be delayed up to 30 minutes while the drawspan is open to allow a 48-foot sailboat to pass through, according to…

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