The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has closed access from 21st and 22nd avenues NE to NE 45th Street to all vehicular traffic until early August. NE 45th Street from 22nd Avenue NE to Montlake Boulevard closed on June 14 and remains closed to all traffic until September 10. These closures are for the replacement of the western approach (raised roadway at the end of the bridge) of the NE 45th Street Viaduct.
The viaduct approach replacement and rehabilitation project remains on schedule with demolition completed and work started on the footings that will support the outer walls of the future support structure. During the closure of 21st and 22nd avenues, SDOT’s contractor will install a combined sewer overflow system. To view photos of the construction site, visit the project Web site and SDOT’s Flickr site:
Project Web page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/45th-bridge.htm
SDOT Flickr site: www.flickr.com/photos/sdot_photos/sets/72157624263204995/
For information: Maribel Cruz, (206) 684-7963
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548