The Fauntleroy Expressway will be closed Monday evening, July 11, beginning at 9 p.m. and will reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The contractor working for the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has completed the installation of the 674 bearing pads on the Expressway. The Monday night closure will allow the contractor to survey and conduct finishing work related to the bearing pad replacement.
The finishing work is application of epoxy on some of the bearing pads. The epoxy is intended to ensure the pads are providing thorough cushioning. This is a step towards completion of the project and will occur below the structure. It has not been determined whether the epoxy application can be done while the structure is open to vehicular traffic, or whether it require additional night closures. Projects updates will be provided when it has been determined whether additional closures are warranted. SDOT thanks the public for its patience while this work is being completed.
This information will also be posted on the project website, located at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/fauntleroyexpressway.htm.