Judd Creek Bridge No. 3184 repair project
Project started Monday, April 5 and expected to last approximately three weeks
Thursday, April 8, 2021
The three-week full closure began at 8 a.m. Monday, April 5 and will last until 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 28 . Flaggers will direct traffic around the closed-off area.
A signed detour JPG 213KB is in place to direct through traffic around the bridge closure.
Here is a flyer for neighbors PDF 3MB. The flyer contains information about construction and access to business and homes during construction, and other useful information.
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.
Frequently asked questions
King County inspectors routinely inspect all roadway bridges, including this one, per federal requirements. While the bridge on the whole is in very good condition, this north section of the bridge does require repair due to the deterioration of the concrete beam, bearings and expansion joint. The deterioration is partially due to the age of the bridge, combined with the growing traffic volumes and heavy truck traffic.