The project is expected to start on Monday, March 29 and will last approximately three full weeks. During construction, the bridge itself will be closed around the clock for up to three weeks straight. We will maintain access to businesses and homes leading up to the bridge as well as those located north and south of the bridge closure throughout construction. However, all through traffic on Vashon Highway SW will be detoured off of the closed bridge every day, around the clock. A signed detour will direct through traffic around the bridge closure for up to three weeks. Additional construction work before and after the full three-week-long bridge closure may require a single lane closure with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone.
Judd Creek Bridge was built in 1951 to carry Vashon Highway SW traffic over the creek that leads to Quartermaster Harbor, just south of SW Quartermaster Drive. Growing traffic volumes and heavier vehicles have severely strained a portion of this 70-year-old bridge. Now the structural supports under the north end of the bridge are wearing out and require maintenance . We are repairing the area to ensure that this critical route remains safe for all traffic and help prevent an emergency closure.
To do the work, King County Road Services will completely close the bridge to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The closure will last up to 23 days. We will maintain local access leading up to the bridge on both ends, however the bridge will be closed to all pedestrians, vehicles and bicycles.
Construction activity may occur during the day or night, including overnight. We will make every effort to complete noisy work during the day. There will be a signed detour route.