SDOT is reminding travelers that crews will close the Magnolia Bridge from 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, until 8 a.m. Saturday morning, Jan. 30, to perform maintenance work. During this time, the Magnolia Bridge will be closed to all traffic between 15th Avenue West and Thorndyke Avenue West.
If crews are unable to complete this work over Friday night, they will again close the bridge from 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, until 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. Drivers may use the West Dravus Street or West Emerson Street overpasses to travel between Magnolia and Interbay.
During this closure, drivers will still be able to access the Galer Street overpass to Piers 86 through 91. Access to Elliott Bay Marina and nearby businesses will be available via one of the ramps. Flaggers will be present to maintain two-way traffic.
King County Metro routes 19, 24, and 33 will be rerouted during this work. For information about bus service, visit King County Metro’s website at www.kingcounty.gov/metro or call (206) 553-3000.
This closure will allow crews to replace worn grout pads between the bridge deck and steel beams. This and other periodic maintenance helps prolong the life of the bridge. The Magnolia Bridge connects Magnolia Boulevard West to 15th Avenue West and the Magnolia neighborhood to the rest of Seattle.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this closure, please call SDOT at (206) 684-ROAD (7623).
Norm Mah, SDOT