West Emerson Overpass to reopen on Friday, December 19th
A bit of good news comes to us from the folks at the Seattle Department of Transportation. Hopefully, this will greatly ease the detour congestion on Dravus through Interbay.
"The West Emerson Overpass is expected to reopen to traffic Friday, December 19. The exact time of the opening is still being determined by the project team. This webpage and project hotline (206-615-1070) will be updated with additional details as they become available.
SDOT thanks you for your patience and flexibility during construction. Through the entirety of the project, SDOT worked in close coordination with multiple agencies and contractors to expedite the work schedule wherever possible. This allowed SDOT to open the overpass on time despite freezing temperatures, high levels of precipitation, and challenging weather conditions in recent weeks.
After the overpass is opened, some minor work is still required, such as placing permanent road striping. Some of these minor tasks may happen immediately or be re-scheduled when the weather improves in the early part of 2015. It is anticipated that this minor work would have some traffic impacts; however the overpass is expected to remain open to traffic during this work.."