FOLLOWUP: Repair work on southbound 1st Avenue South Bridge pushed back again

(WSDOT photo)

If you’ve been dreading those upcoming lane closures for repair work on the southbound 1st Avenue South Bridge – you can put your dread on hold for a while again. Two weeks ago, WSDOT told us that the work originally expected to happen in January wouldn’t start until February. Today, WSDOT spokesperson Tom Pearce told WSB that the schedule has been pushed back again, and now it’s not expected to begin before early March. Pearce says they’re expecting “a firm schedule in the next couple of weeks.” We first reported the need for repairs back in October (that story explains the bearing-replacement work that needs to be done). Once the work starts, contractor Massana Construction will close two of the bridge’s southbound lanes around the clock for about three weeks, bookended by two overnight closures of the entire southbound bridge.

5 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Repair work on southbound 1st Avenue South Bridge pushed back again"

  • Al King January 26, 2021 (4:21 pm)

    Aren’t the northbound lanes getting the same closures after they’re done with the southbound lanes?

    • WSB January 26, 2021 (4:23 pm)

      No, this is ONLY the southbound bridge, which is an entirely separate span.

  • AlkiFlyer January 26, 2021 (4:39 pm)

    Putting off the dread a bit longer…I just hope the bridge doesn’t fail in the meantime.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  :-(

  • Al King January 26, 2021 (5:39 pm)

     Yay. Glad i misread that one!

  • Jim January 26, 2021 (9:51 pm)

    If that bridge goes, going to be a moat interesting commute for people.

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