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Aurora Avenue Bridge to be closed overnight on Thursday

Washington State Department of Transportation will close all southbound lanes of the Aurora Avenue Bridge from 10 p.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday, and all northbound lanes from 11:59 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. Crews will be removing scaffolding that is part of the seismic improvement work on the bridge. Detour routes will be posted.

Metro buses also will be detoured. Routes serving our neighborhood, including the 5 and 358, will be rerouted. Route 358 rerouting begins at 10 p.m. Thursday.

During this time, Routes 5, 16, 82 (the 3:30 AM trip) and 358 heading toward downtown Seattle will travel instead via the Fremont Bridge, Dexter Av N, 7th Av then to their regular routes.

The Route 82 trip at 2:15 AM will travel via the Fremont Bridge, W Nickerson St, 3rd Av W and W McGraw St to its regular route.

Heading toward Shoreline, Northgate, East Green Lake or Aurora Village these routes will travel instead via Aurora Av N, Aloha St, Dexter Av N, the Fremont Bridge and Fremont Av N. Route 5 will continue to its regular route. Routes 16 and 82 will continue via N 35th St and Stone Way N to their regular routes. Route 358 will continue via N 35th St, Stone Way N, Bridge Way N and Aurora Av N to its regular route.