Road construction this weekend will close two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 entering Seattle, and close southbound Highway 99 near the waterfront. A night closure will disrupt trucking on Highway 18.
In addition, the state said late Thursday it can reopen both lanes of westbound I-90 near Cle Elum for weekend travel, before closing the right lane again next week. Repairs are ongoing there from mileposts 90 to 87, where crews are grinding new grooves into a slippery downhill section of freeway there.
- Lanes will close for this year’s last big weekend of “Revive I-5” deck repairs will block two northbound freeway lanes from the south city limits to Olive Way downtown. Closures depend on dry weather and are scheduled from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. Crews are replacing expansion joints and broken concrete panels built in the mid-1960s.
- Westbound Highway 18 will close from the I-90 junction for 7.6 miles to Issaquah-Hobart Road, overnight from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, the state said in a freight alert.
In the Seattle area, transportation officials urge travelers to reschedule their trips to avoid congestion, or use Sound Transit light rail, which is back to speed in Tukwila after cracked rails were replaced last weekend.