Montlake Bridge to 520 trail …

Bikes are supposed to detour to the west side of Montlake, cross 520, cross back across Montlake, and cross back across 520 again – for three weeks.


Sidewalk repair and detour along Montlake Blvd E begin as soon as Monday, June 18

Montlake Boulevard map. The part between East Shelby and Hamlin Streets is labeled sidewalk closed. There’s a detour route to the left of the road

The Seattle Department of Transportation is moving forward with another local project as part of the SR 520 Montlake Phase Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan (pdf). As early as Monday, June 18, SDOT will begin to repair and widen the sidewalk along Montlake Boulevard East between East Hamlin and East Shelby streets (see project limits on the map).

An improved sidewalk makes it easier to walk and bike, and supports a connection to the new SR 520 Trail. The city project is in addition to traffic-calming projects SDOT is conducting as part of the Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan.

What to expect during construction

  • Typical construction work hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.Monday through Friday, for up to 3 weeks.

  • Temporary sidewalk restrictions, with a biking and walking detour around the east side of Montlake Boulevard East between East Shelby and East Hamlin streets.

  • Those walking or biking north from Lake Washington Boulevard East will need to move to the west side of Montlake Boulevard between Lake Washington Boulevard East and East Shelby Street. Please follow all posted signs.

  • Short-term bus-lane restrictions outside of peak periods, generally 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Mondaythrough Friday. This provides crews sufficient space to work safely.

  • Temporary bus-stop closure at the southeast corner of Montlake Boulevard East and East Shelby Street. The bus stop on the east side of Montlake Boulevard at SR 520 will remain open during this work. However, those using this bus stop will need to cross to the west side of Montlake Boulevard to proceed north (see map). Please visit King County Metro’s website for details and updates.

  • Typical construction-related noise, dust, and odors during construction work hours.

Questions about the project? Contact Golnaz Camarda at 206-684-3136 or