SDOT: West Seattle Bridge weekly update
information from Seattle Department of Transportation
While we continued work this week on epoxy crack injection, carbon-fiber wrapping, and preparing for post-tensioning, we’ve also been working on West Seattle Bridge maintenance projects. We have a series of maintenance projects including repairing pavement, clearing overgrown vegetation, and updating overhead signs to ensure the bridge is ready for the West Seattle community once all repairs are complete.
One maintenance project is replacing the bridge’s expansion joints. Expansion joints allow segments of the bridge to expand and contract with changes in temperature. Over the past weeks, we have removed old joints and installed components for new ones. Once concrete is available, we will finish installing the new joints.
We’ve also been working on the bridge’s western approach near the Fauntleroy Expressway and 35th Ave SW to prepare the road for traffic. This work includes cleaning and sealing pavement joints and removing old painted markings in preparation for new markings. We’re also planning to replace many concrete panels on the bridge’s western approach when concrete becomes available.
In the coming weeks, we’ll begin work on new overhead sign structures that will be installed along the West Seattle Bridge corridor. These structures will hold the directional signage used by people driving in the area.