The Montlake Bridge will be closed from
7 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday for the opening of boating season.
If you need a detour route suggestion, check out our post from a University Bridge closure earlier this year.
Boating season marks the unofficial start to summer in Seattle for motorists and mariners alike. With more nautical traffic, drivers should expect additional delays on both the State Route 520 Bridge and the State Route 513 Montlake Bridge.
On Saturday, May 4, drivers will need to plan ahead and take an alternate route because the Montlake Bridge will close to vehicle and foot traffic from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. to allow about 900 boats to sail through the cut as part of the opening day of boating season.
Quick bone to pick with this news release: How come only drivers will “need to plan ahead?” It really isn’t convenient to walk or bike miles out of the way, either.