CHOKEPOINTS

Seattle road closure: Montlake Boulevard won’t be available this weekend

Dec 8, 2023, 1:21 PM | Updated: 1:23 pm

Image: People may have a hard time getting around this weekend after WSDOT announced several major ...

People may have a hard time getting around this weekend after WSDOT announced several major routes would be closed. (Photo courtesy of WSDOT)

(Photo courtesy of WSDOT)

Commuters on State Route 520 will not have access to the Montlake Boulevard exit and on-ramps this weekend, beginning on Friday night.

The closures will begin Friday at 10 p.m. and the road is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday.

Contractors are moving forward with pavement, utility work, and building a new off ramp from SR 520 West.

The work entails closing both directions of Montlake Boulevard between East Hamlin Street and East Roanoke Street. Detours will guide drivers and pedestrians through the area, sending additional traffic to Interstates 90 and 5. The SR 520 bike trail will remain open.

More from Nate Connors: Studded-tire season began again Nov. 1

Monday morning commuters heading west will see a new off-ramp to Montlake Boulevard.

Simultaneously, an adjoining project will close Lake Washington Boulevard between Montlake Boulevard and East Foster Island in the Arboretum. This will be open for local access only.

The project begins Friday at 10 p.m. and the area will reopen by 6 a.m. Monday.

You can read more of Nate Connors’ stories here. Follow Nate on X, formerly known as Twitter, here and the KIRO Newsradio traffic team here for more traffic updates.

Chokepoints

I-405 85th Street...

Chris Sullivan

Kirkland to be cut in half this weekend due to I-405/NE 85th Street Interchange

Sound Transit's new Bus Rapid Transit line on I-405 includes a new direct access ramp and bus stop in the middle of the freeway at 85th Street.

1 hour ago

Image: The Easy Fire burns in the North Cascades on Thursday, July 18, 2024....

Bill Kaczaraba

North Cascades Highway near Diablo Lake reopens after wildfire caused closure

A wildfire has forced the closure of State Route 20/the North Cascades Highway west between mileposts 148 and 158.

5 days ago

Image: Red and white reflective stripes are being added to Washington State Department of Transport...

Chris Sullivan

Going green isn’t what you think when it comes to WSDOT safety

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is tired of people plowing into trucks and is taking a green approach.

5 days ago

Photo: Traffic on I-5....

Micki Gamez

Prepare for traffic: Sound Transit to close lane of I-5 south

Washington has two seasons: winter and construction. Sound Transit is going to close one lane on I-5 south.

6 days ago

ballard closures...

Chris Sullivan

Sullivan: Closures are clogging Ballard, and will be for next two months

Getting through Ballard along 15th Avenue Northwest can be hard enough as it is, and that was before the closures.

7 days ago

I-405 multi-car collision...

Frank Sumrall

Multiple lanes on I-405 North closed near Bellevue due to multi-car collision

Multiple lanes on Interstate 405 (I-405) heading north are closed near Coal Creek Parkway after a multi-car collision.

7 days ago

Seattle road closure: Montlake Boulevard won’t be available this weekend