UPDATE, 11 a.m., Friday: Traffic opened on I-90 Friday morning as planned. ORIGINAL POST: Three closed lanes of Interstate 90 are on schedule to reopen as planned 5 a.m. Friday, state officials say. A cracked expansion joint is being replaced westbound on the East Channel Bridge, where traffic from Bellevue approaches Mercer Island. Only one through-lane, and…More
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Traffic is clogging on northbound I-5 this afternoon beneath the Federal Way “triangle” ramps, because of drivers detouring around a Highway 18 repair project. A new ramp from westbound Highway 18 to southbound I-5 was built just two years ago, but concrete is cracking and chipping at some expansion joints — so contractor Mowat is repairing those…More
This weekend, the northbound and southbound ramps from Interstate 5 to Corson Avenue South will close, in the first of 11 weekend disruptions of I-5 alongside Beacon Hill or Capitol Hill. The Corson job runs from noon Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, when motorists are advised to detour by using the nearby Albro-Swift exits. Contractors will be replacing…More
Three lanes of Interstate 5 will close again this weekend for repairs, causing traffic congestion entering Seattle from the south. Three of the five lanes will close from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. A fourth lane will be closed the three nights from midnight to 4 a.m. Four expansion joints in the half-century old freeway…More
For months, some 82,000 drivers and 30,000 transit riders a day have felt an extra jolt at the south end of the Aurora Bridge, where a raised steel plate covers the site of a crumbling expansion joint. Now, the Washington State Department of Transportation says it’s in the final stretch of repairing what spokeswoman Jamie Holter calls…More