SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Department of Transportation announced Monday that construction workers are expected to begin work on the West Seattle Bridge this week.

They will be adding carbon strips and steel cables for support after engineers discovered growing cracks in March.

Work is expected to last until late October and is intended to keep it standing throughout an orderly demolition or another long-term fix. The city has yet to determine a long-term solution on the bridge which measures about a half mile in length and stands 140 feet above the Duwamish River.