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July 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I-90 lanes reopened on schedule at 5 a.m. Friday

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…

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June 15, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Highway repairs slow northbound traffic at Federal Way

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…

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July 17, 2013 at 5:10 PM

11 weekend closures of I-5 ramps or lanes begin Friday

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…

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December 10, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Aurora bridge ‘ski jump’ to be fixed by early January

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…

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