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Weekly update of construction closures in Downtown Seattle and SODO

Last update: 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13

This webpage contains information about WSDOT construction projects affecting vehicle or pedestrian traffic through downtown Seattle and SODO. If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled lane closures at this time, although emergency lane closures may still occur.

This information changes frequently so please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 or monitor @WSDOT_Traffic on Twitter for real-time traffic and weather updates.

City street closure information: Check with the Seattle Department of Transportation or monitor @SDOTtraffic on Twitter.

| I-5 | I-90 | SR 99 | SR 513 | SR 520 | Traffic Impacts Calendar |

Express Lanes Schedule Changes

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.29 - 172.43
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT uses the I-5 express lanes to assist the flow of traffic during busy travel times. These lanes are scheduled to move in the direction that will relieve the most congestion from the transportation system.
Express lanes schedule
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The I-5 express lanes will close at 11 p.m. Friday for Revive I-5 work and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday.
NB MLK Jr Way to NE Ravenna Br Pavement Repair - #8952

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 157.44 - 170.28
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing 37 expansion joints and large sections of concrete pavement on northbound I-5 between MLK Junior Way South/SR 900 in Tukwila and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The HOV lane of southbound I-5 between Spokane Street and Michigan Street will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between Michigan Street and SR 520 beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 – Three lanes of northbound I-5 between Denny Way and SR 520 will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 – Three lanes of northbound I-5 between the Ship Canal Bridge and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

RAMP CLOSURES

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street/Columbian Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close at 9 p.m. Friday and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Edgar Martinez Drive will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The Edgar Martinez Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The westbound I-90 ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Olive Way will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 10, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 13 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Lakeview Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 10 - The University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 16 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 15 - The Northeast Ravenna Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 15 - The Northeast 50th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 15 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast Ravenna Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 15, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 – The Olive Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 15, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Olive Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
SB S Lucile St to Spring St Pavement Repair & ADA - #9235

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 161.68 - 165.62
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing broken concrete panels, grinding and repaving southbound I-5 and the collector/distributor between Spring Street and South Lucile Street in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 between the Bellevue/Dearborn I-90 interchange and Albro Place/Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
Sound Transit's East Link Extension - E130

Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 164.00
Contact: Zack Ambrose, Sound Transit, 206-903-7176
Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the East Link light rail extension from Seattle to Redmond.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Express Lanes Entrances Electronic Sign Replacement

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.39 - 172.61
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing the sign structures and brackets, along with the electrical and fiber optic systems at seven entrances to the I-5 express lanes. A few of the sign structures will also be redesigned to create a better viewing angle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Ship Canal Bridge Deck Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest     County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 167.02 - 168.00
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing deck repair work on the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge in Downtown Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Aug. 11 & Sunday, Aug. 12 - Northbound I-5 traffic will be reduced to two lanes between SR 520 and Northeast 45th Street from 2 a.m. to noon daily. This work is weather dependent.
  • Saturday, Aug. 11 & Sunday, Aug. 12 - The Harvard Avenue East on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 2 a.m. to noon. daily. This work is weather dependent.
S Cloverdale St to Duwamish River Paving & ADA Compliance - #9239

Highway: SR 99    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 25.90 - 30.00
Contact: Aleta Borschowa, Project Engineer, 206-768-5601
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving the roadway and replacing the ADA ramps between the sidewalk and the street at some locations, which will provide better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 12, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - The intersection at SR 99 and South Holden Street will be controlled by a uniformed police officer from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Thursday, Aug. 16, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - The South 112th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 99 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project

Highway: SR 99    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 30.36 - 32.86
Contact: Laura Newborn, Communications, 206-805-2871
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are building a new SR 99 tunnel through downtown Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Roy St to N 145th St Paving & ADA Compliance - #9256

Highway: SR 99    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 32.90 - 40.48
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT construction crews are grinding and repaving 7.5 miles of SR 99/Aurora Avenue North between Roy Street and North 145th Street in Seattle. Dozens of pedestrian ramps will also be rebuilt.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 15 - The right and center lane of northbound SR 99 between Roy Street and Lyn Street will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14 - The right lane in each direction of SR 99 between North 125th and North 137th will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 15 - The right lane of northbound SR 99 at North 137th will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 16 - The right lane of southbound SR 99 at North 137th will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 17 - The right lane in each direction of SR 99 between North 125th and North 137th will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Aurora Bridge Painting (Stage 2) - #9168

Highway: SR 99    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 34.17 - 34.73
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT construction crews are cleaning and repainting the Aurora Bridge. Crews are also grinding and repaving the driving surface of the bridge, and repairing seven expansion joints.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 – Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions of SR 99 between Bridge Way North and Ray Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
West Approach Bridge North - #8625

Highway: SR 513    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 0.00
Contact: Steve Strand Project Engineer, 206-770-3565
Description: The West Approach Bridge North Project is the latest phase of construction of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program and will extend SR 520's three westbound lanes from the new floating bridge to the Montlake area in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
West Approach Bridge North - #8625

Highway: SR 520    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 0.88 – 3.04
Contact: Steve Strand, Project Engineer, 206-770-3565
Description: The West Approach Bridge North Project is the latest phase of construction of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program and will extend SR 520's three westbound lanes from the new floating bridge to the Montlake area in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

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