Downtown

Bronson Way Bridge - Seismic Retrofit and Painting

A car drives across the Bronson Way bridge in the background. In the foreground, a construction sign reads, "Bronson Way Bridge Closure 9-23 to 11-4." Text on the bottom of the images reads, "Bronson Way Bridge to Get Seismic Upgrade. Bridge will close from Sept. 23- Nov. 4."
Satellite image of north and downtown Renton with a southbound detour path from Bronson Way N, right on Factory, left on N 4th St, and left on Logan Ave S to S 2nd St. A northbound detour route directs from S 3rd St to Houser Way S to Bronson Way N.

The Bronson Way bridge over the Cedar River in downtown Renton is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic in both directions for approximately six weeks until Friday, Nov. 4. 

The closure allows work on the first phase of a two-phase seismic retrofit and painting project. This initial phase installs worker access and containment systems, removes existing paint, repairs corrosion damage, and applies a new protective paint system. 

Construction on the second phase is scheduled to begin sometime in late winter/early spring 2023. Phase two involves extensive repair work, seismic retrofitting, and new asphalt pavement installation.

Project information and updates are available on the City’s website, where you can also sign up for a project update e-newsletter.

Businesses on Bronson Way, Main Ave S, and Mill Ave S will still be open, and we encourage you to show them some extra love and support during this time. You can access them by following the mapped detour route above.