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Posted on: July 12, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Motorists: Plan for Major Weekend Road Closures

Drivers should spend a few minutes planning their route now to avoid unexpected time waiting in traffic this weekend. Crews are closing both directions of State Route 520 across Lake Washington and northbound Interstate 405 through Bellevue on July 13-14, 2013.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) encourages drivers to take five minutes to map out a weekend strategy to deal with potentially long delays and heavy congestion due to the highway closures. A Seattle Mariners’ homestand at Safeco Field may also cause extra traffic congestion.

I-405

10 p.m. Friday, July 12, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15: Northbound I-405 is closed from Southeast Eighth Street to SR 520, as well as the eastbound and westbound I-90 ramps to northbound I-405. Crews will begin reopening lanes at 4 a.m. Monday, July 15, with all lanes open by 5 a.m. The northbound I-405 exit to Southeast Eighth Street remains open through the weekend.

SR 520

11 p.m. Friday, July 12, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 15: Both directions of SR 520 and all connected ramps are closed from Montlake Boulevard to I-405. Two sections of SR 520 remain open: I-5 to Montlake Boulevard and east of I-405.

WSDOT offers numerous tools for motorists to plan their alternate routes: