Eastlake traffic notes: 520 closed for weekend; STP riders head out; half marathon

Eastlake residents may find two events that will have an impact on traffic this weekend:

520 bridge closed: The 520 floating bridge will close at 11 p.m. tonight (Friday, July 13) and will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, July 16, at the latest. This latest closure will allow work on the Eastside that is part of the project to replace the bridge. More information on the closure, as well as maps of alternate routes, are on the Washington State Department of Transportation’s website.

STP riders: If you’re up early on Saturday morning you might catch sight of 10,000 participants in the annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic as they ride through the north end of the neighborhood starting at little after 5 a.m. Riders will cross the University Bridge, then head down Fuhrman Avenue E. on their way out of town. More information is at the Cascade Bicycle Club’s website.

See Jane Run Half Marathon: A women’s half marathon runs through Eastlake on Sunday morning following the route of the Cheshiahud Loop down Fairview Ave. E. The run starts at 8 a.m. at Gas Works Park and goes along the north side of Queen Anne before doubling back to go around Lake Union. Parking is restricted along Fairview Ave. E. until 3 p.m. There is also a 5K and a 1-mile kids run. For more information, see the See Jane Run website.