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520 Bridge Set to Close This Weekend

The State Route 520 bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday to demolish the old Evergreen Point Road overpass.

Mark your calendars and plan your routes—the State Route 520 Bridge will be closed all weekend for construction, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Crews plan to demolish the old Evergreen Point Road overpass above State Route 520 in Medina, which requires closing the highway and floating bridge between Seattle and Bellevue.

The old overpass will be replaced by a new, . Traffic was rerouted over the new lid last week.

Once the old two-lane overpass, which was built in 1962, is gone, crews will work on building new concrete supports for the new Evergreen Point Road lidded overpass, which will be completed during the next 18 months, according to WSDOT.

During the closure, drivers will have to find another way across or around Lake Washington from 11 p.m. Friday, March 9, until 5 a.m. Monday, March 12.

All lanes and ramps will be closed between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue. Alternate routes could see traffic delays midday Saturday and Sunday.

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