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Last updated: 11:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015


Traveler Notice

Drivers should plan ahead for several significant closures of SR 99 in Seattle and a detour of all westbound I-90 traffic to the express lanes Friday, March 27 to Monday, March 30. More details: http://1.usa.gov/1BIUroS.

The eastbound I-90 HOV ramp to I-405 is closed around the clock for eight weeks for construction work. More details: http://1.usa.gov/1FrWNMu

For the latest travel information,
check out our Seattle Area Traffic webpage.

Daytime Closures 

SR 99 Shoreline: Up to one lane of northbound Aurora Avenue North/SR 99 near North 200th Street may be closed during the daytime non-commute hours for utility work.

SR 522 Bothell: The left lane in each direction of Bothell Way Northeast/SR 522 between 83rd Place Northeast and 96th Avenue Northeast will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for design work.


Weekend Closures 

Weekend-long work

**DRIVER ALERT**I-90 Bridge:
All westbound I-90 traffic will be detoured to the express lanes between Bellevue Way Southeast and Rainier Avenue South from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for construction. Drivers heading to Mercer Island must take the East Mercer Way exit. The westbound I-90 exits to Rainier Avenue South and the southbound I-405 HOV ramp to westbound I-90 will also be closed.

I-90 Express Lanes: The I-90 express lanes will be westbound starting at 9 p.m. Friday and remain westbound into normal Monday schedule due to a full weekend closure of the mainline of westbound I-90.

**DRIVER ALERT**SR 99 Seattle:

  • Seattle Public Utilities will close two northbound lanes and one southbound lane of SR 99 between Ward Street and Highland Drive from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for utility and maintenance work.
  • WSDOT and SDOT contractor crews will close SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for maintenance work.

Saturday, March 28

**DRIVER ALERT**SR 99 Seattle:

  • Up to two lanes in both directions of Aurora Avenue North/SR 99 at the Aurora Bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for expansion joint repairs.
  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. while WSDOT bridge inspection crews conduct a scheduled inspection of the Viaduct. The closure is between Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel.

Sunday, March 29

**DRIVER ALERT**SR 99 Seattle: The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. while WSDOT bridge inspection crews conduct a scheduled inspection of the Viaduct. The closure is between Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel.

Special Events

Friday, March 27: Emerald City Comicon, 10 a.m. to midnight, Washington State Convention Center.
Friday, March 27: Professional Bull Riders Series, 8 p.m., KeyArena.
Saturday, March 28: Emerald City Comicon, 10 a.m. to midnight, Washington State Convention Center.
Saturday, March 28: Taste Washington, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., CenturyLink Field Event Center.
Saturday, March 28: Professional Bull Riders Series, 6:50 p.m., KeyArena.
Sunday, March 29: Emerald City Comicon, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Washington State Convention Center.
Sunday, March 29: Taste Washington, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., CenturyLink Field Event Center.


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