SR 520 Eastside, Aug. 2011 Closure
From August 26 - 29, 2011, crews closed SR 520 for construction on the east side of Lake Washington. The centerpieces of the work included the construction of a median work zone at Evergreen Point Road in Medina and installation of the third fish passage culvert.

Crews worked round the clock to install the median work zone at Evergreen Point Road in order to begin building the highway lid at that over crossing. Traffic will be routed around the work zone.

The culvert that was installed this weekend is the third to date. The new, larger culvert will improve fish migration and is the third of eight culverts crossing SR 520 that will be installed between Medina and Bellevue during the next three years.

The work was part of the Eastside Transit and HOV Project, which will widen SR 520 to six lanes from Medina to Bellevue. The project includes rebuilding interchanges, installing fish-passable culverts, and building highway lids and transit stops in the center of the highway. WSDOT awarded the $306 million design-build contract to Eastside Corridor Constructors (ECC), a joint venture of Granite Construction Company and PCL Construction Services.

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