Bronson Way Bridge reopens three weeks ahead of schedule

Now that phase one of the Bronson Way bridge project has been completed, phase two will begin in early 2023.

The Bronson Way Bridge is re-open to all traffic after phase one of the bridge project was completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

In a tweet from the City of Renton on Friday, it notified drivers and pedestrians that they are now allowed to cross the bridge. Construction work started on Friday, Sept. 23 and was scheduled to be completed on Nov. 4.

Phase one of work on the bridge involved installing access for workers and containment systems, removing existing paint, repairing damage from corrosion and applying a new protective paint system.

Phase two of the construction work is expected to resume in early 2023 and will include bridge repair work, the seismic retrofitting and installing a new asphalt pavement.

Built in 1939, the Bronson Way bridge was last painted in 1999 and has never had a seismic retrofit, which would make the bridge resistant to earthquakes, soil failure and other ground motion.

Updates on the project can be found on the City of Renton website where residents are able to sign up for an e-newsletter on the project. A construction hotline can be reached at 425-224-2449.