This weekend will bring more frustration for Seattle drivers as Washington State Department of Transportation crews close all but one of the northbound collector-distributor lanes that merge traffic from Interstate 90 onto Interstate 5 and downtown freeway ramps. The ramp from South Dearborn Street to northbound I-5 will also close.
It will be a partial closure from I-90 to Madison Street during most of the time between 10 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, WSDOT says, but from midnight to 4 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, all northbound collector-distributor lanes will close.
The closures are part of WSDOT’s continuing efforts to replace damaged expansion joints.
Expect a busy weekend in Seattle with the Sounders FC opener, the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show and the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament all bringing extra traffic to town. Drivers should prepare for delays, WSDOT says.