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Full and partial closures on I-5 for overhead sign bridge work

Drivers should prepare for a series of lane and ramp closures on northbound and southbound Interstate 5 in the University District and SODO starting Monday, Jan. 6.

Some of the closures require crews to close all lanes of northbound or southbound I-5 in order to install highway-wide crossbeam sections of the overhead sign bridge. When I-5 is closed, traffic will be shifted to the collector-distributor or signed detours will direct drivers off and on the highway.

Closure highlights:

Monday, Jan. 6 to the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 7:

 

Northbound I-5

  • Two right lanes of northbound I-5 at Edgar Martinez Drive S. and the Edgar Martinez Drive S. off-ramp will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 to the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 8:

 

Southbound I-5

  • Driver alert: All lanes of southbound I-5 at S. King Street will close from 11 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. All traffic will be shifted to the collector-distributor which runs parallel to mainline I-5.

Northbound I-5

  • Three left lanes of northbound I-5 between South Spokane Street and the entrance to the Express Lanes will close from midnight to 5 a.m.
  • Two left lanes of northbound I-5 at Olive Way and the University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 8 to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 9:

 

Northbound I-5

  • Driver alert: From 11 p.m. until 4 a.m., multiple lanes and ramps on northbound I-5 will close between South Spokane Street and the Olive Way off-ramp.
    • All lanes of northbound I-5 will close from 2 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. between the Seneca Street exit and Olive Way.
    • The Cherry Street off-ramp and Olive Way off-ramp will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m.
    • The Express Lanes will operate northbound for the duration of the closure.

Thursday, Jan. 9 to the morning of Friday, Jan. 10:

 

Southbound I-5

  • Driver alert: From 11 p.m. until 4 a.m., multiple lanes and the Northeast 50th off-ramp from southbound I-5 will close between Northgate Way and the Northeast 50th Street off-ramp.
    • All lanes of southbound I-5 will close from 2 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Northeast 85th Street.
    • The northeast 50th Street off-ramp will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m.
    • The Express Lanes will operate southbound for the duration of the closure.

 

Northbound I-5

·         Driver alert: All lanes of northbound I-5 at S. Dearborn Street will close from 11 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. All northbound traffic will be shifted to the collector-distributor which runs parallel to mainline I-5.

 

For a full listing of next week’s I-5 lane closures associated with sign bridge replacement work, go here: wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/Construction/i5Construction.htm

 

 

In the Seattle area, drivers can check the latest roadway conditions with WSDOT’s online travel tools, such as the Seattle traffic page, the What’s Happening Now page, Twitter feed or mobile app.

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