Detour coming to the Lake Washington Loop
24th Avenue East Bridge replacement will result in a detour along the Lake Washington Loop to Montlake Boulevard East.

Chances are if you bike along the Lake Washington Loop, you've already noticed the construction happening at 24th Avenue East Bridge with a makeshift bike and walk way along the west side of the bridge. Even more changes are coming to area. As soon as today, Monday, Aug. 31, Washington State Department of Transportation (WDOT) will remove the 24th Avenue East bridge entirely.  

As you can see in detour the map below, if you are heading north, you will take a left at East North Street to connect to the Montalke Boulevard sidewalk along the east side of the street.

In the past few months, construction crews installed improvements along the detour to make sure that it is ADA accessible and widening the sidewalk along Montlake Boulevard to 10 feet wide.  

If you would like to get the most up-to-date information on construction in the area, check the SR-520 Orange Page. There are many ways to learn more about the project and give your feedback, including an open meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at the Graham Visitors Center at the arboretum from 5:30–6:30 p.m.

You can also call the hotline (206) 708-4557 or follow them on twitter @wsdot_520.

Would you like to ensure that the final designs for the SR-520 project work well for everyone walking and biking through the area? Then join our Connect Portage Bay team to learn more and get involved. 

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