Weekend traffic survival guide: 520 Bridge, Arboretum, Montlake Blvd closures + Greek Festival

The 520 Bridge is closed this weekend to install fish-friendly culverts on the Eastside. Image: WSDOT Flickr stream

Your weekend traffic and Greek Festival survival guide:

520 Bridge closure

The 520 Bridge will close this weekend between I-405 in Bellevue and Montlake Blvd in Seattle, from 11pm Friday until 5am Monday morning. Drivers will have to detour around the lake or use the I-90 Bridge to avoid delays.

During the closure, WSDOT crews will dig a 30-foot deep trench under the highway, install huge fish culvert segments, cover them and repave the roadway for Monday morning’s commute. Crews will also divert the westbound lanes to the north near Evergreen Point Road.

Arboretum Lake Washington Blvd closure

This will be the last of three weekend closures for road improvements through the Arboretum. Lake Washington Blvd will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, from 6am until no later than 5pm each day. The work includes new LED street lights, a raised crosswalk, speed cushions, bicycle sharrows and asphalt repairs.

Image: transportation-nag.blogspot.com

Montlake Blvd closure

While Sound Transit contractors continue to work on the UW Station pedestrian bridge, Montlake Blvd will be partially closed from 5am-4pm on Saturday, September 21st. Details from ST:

  • Closing NB lane on Montlake Blvd and sidewalk between NE Pacific Place and Street
  • Closing the SB Metro bus lane

St. Demetrios Greek Festival free parking & shuttle

Compounding traffic problems in the neighborhood, the Saint Demetrios Greek Festival is also this weekend. Shuttle buses will bring festival-goers to the church from free parking lots at Montlake Elementary School and Seattle Prep.

Got all that? Now… time to go get some of this:

Image: cityspoonful