Fauntleroy Expressway Closure Starts Later Next Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

SDOT advises drivers that the overnight closures of the Fauntleroy Expressway for bearing pad replacement will be delayed until 11:00 p.m. next Tuesday, June 14, and 10:30 p.m. next Thursday, June 16, due to the large crowds expected to attend Copa America Centenario soccer games at CenturyLink Field on those evenings.

The overnight closures of the Expressway that run from Sunday night through Friday morning normally begin at 9:00 p.m. and will be delayed on these two nights only. As is the case with any of these overnight closures of the Expressway, the road will reopen at 5:00 a.m. the following morning.

Construction crews are replacing the 674 bearing pads on the Fauntleroy Expressway, a complicated job requiring the bridge to be jacked from underneath to access and replace the bearing pads. Construction crews set the jacks from underneath the bridge during the day, with the actual jacking and bearing pad replacement occurring at night when the bridge is closed. The work began in mid-May, and is expected to require 40-50 weeknight closures to complete.

This information will also be posted on the project website, located at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/fauntleroyexpressway.htm.