Westbound drivers who want to avoid getting burned heading into Seattle this month should start planning now.
Starting July 18, 2014, westbound Interstate 90 near Mercer Island will be reduced to just one lane around-the-clock until 5 a.m. July 25.
During the lane closure, contractor crews will replace two 33-year-old, 92-foot-long expansion joints on the East Channel Bridge, which is just west of Interstate 405.
Start planning for now for this construction.
Longer-than-normal backups can’t be avoided, but working together, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and motorists can reduce some of the impact.
WSDOT offers tips for drivers and a lane-closure animation that shows what’s closed and how drivers will get through the work zone.
To learn more, visit WSDOT’s project website.