State Route 900 ramp closes for construction

May 17, 2011

By Staff

The westbound Interstate 90 on-ramp — for traffic headed south on state Route 900 — is due to close nightly from 9 p.m. May 18 until 5 a.m. May 20.

During the closure, crews plan to remove formwork from the pedestrian connector under construction at the site.

Plans call for the completed connector to feature a 12-foot-wide pedestrian bridge across the westbound interstate on-ramps, plus a 10-foot-wide pedestrian crossing on the existing state Route 900 overpass.

The city awarded the $4.4 million construction contract to C. A. Carey Corp. last June. The total project price tag is about $6 million. The project relies on grants — including $400,000 from Sound Transit — to offset most of the project cost. The city contributed about $341,000 for the connector.

The project is at least $200,000 over budget and not expected to open until June.

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