Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Montlake Bridge closure

This page will be updated as resources and information become available.

Starting Monday, August 9, the Montlake Bridge repair project will begin. This project will require two phases of closures — a 26-day continuous around-the-clock closure through September 3 to general vehicle traffic and then an additional five weekends of closure to all traffic (vehicle, bike, pedestrian) in the fall.

These closures will allow the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to replace the more than 20-year-old worn grid deck on the Montlake Bridge. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, an average 40,000 to 66,000 drivers used the Montlake Bridge every day. This project will keep the bridge in a state of good repair as it continues to support the needs of a growing population.

For more information about the Montlake Bridge repair project, visit WSDOT’s blog and project page.

What you need to know about the closures 

August closure

  • Bridge will be closed August 9 - September 3
  • 26-day continuous around-the-clock closure
  • Closed to all vehicles and public transit
  • First responder vehicles may cross the bridge
  • Pedestrians and cyclists may cross the bridge

Fall closure

  • Bridge will be closed and in the raised position for five weekends (dates to be determined)
  • Closures will not coincide with Husky Football games
  • Closed to all vehicles (including first responder vehicles), public transit, pedestrians and cyclists