Travel will be reduced to two lanes on northbound Interstate 5 beginning Friday at 8 p.m. and extending until Monday at 5 a.m. between the West Seattle Bridge exit and Olive Way.
Drivers traveling in the Seattle-Bellevue area should prepare for slower trips as crews restrict lanes along Interstate 5 during another weekend of repair and resurfacing work.
Travel will be reduced to two lanes on northbound I-5 beginning Friday at 8 p.m. and extending until Monday at 5 a.m. between West Seattle Bridge exit and Olive Way.
From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday into Saturday and Saturday into Sunday, only one lane will be open.
The work was rescheduled from the end of April because of rain.
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Crews are repaving 13 miles of concrete and asphalt, and installing 37 new bridge-expansion joints.
Several ramps on northbound I-5 will also be closed, including:
• The offramp to Seneca Street.
• The ramps from northbound I-5 into the express lane.
• The westbound Interstate 90 offramp to northbound I-5.
• The eastbound I-90/Edgar Martinez Drive offramp to northbound I-5.
• The Dearborn Street onramp to northbound I-5.
• The University Street onramp to northbound I-5
The Cherry Street onramp to northbound I-5 will only be open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Traffic entering I-5 will have to merge left.
All northbound lanes will be closed the weekends of June 1-4 and July 13-16, from the West Seattle Bridge to Yesler Way.
Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes May 18-21 and Aug. 10-13.
The work is a continuation of I-5 resurfacing that started last year on a section of freeway that had not been repaved since it was built in the 1960s.
WSDOT suggests travelers use Interstate 405 and I-90 as well as highways 99, 509 and 599 as alternatives.