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Traffic Divas

Prepare for St Paddy's Traffic MESS all weekend!

 

A super chaotic weekend is upon us!  There are some pretty major events going on this weekend, plus some huge traffic impacts (major lane closures on I5 in Seattle anyone!?)

So, here is the rundown for the weekend.

EVENTS for the weekend:

Friday March 15th: 

-Lucky at WaMu theatre. 7:30 p.m. Friday the 15th to 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday March 16th: 

-St. Patrick’s Day Parade!: Fourth Ave between Jefferson St and Westlake Plaza, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

-Sounders Game at Century Link Field: 5pm on Saturday.

Sunday March 17th:

-St. Patrick’s Day Dash: HWY 99 from Mercer to the bridge, 7am Saturday until race is over.


That being said... let’s get to the road CLOSURES for the weekend:

MONTLAKE BRIDGE: Right northbound lane will be closed from 7am - 10:30am on Saturday.  Right southbound lane will be closed from 7am - 10:30am on Sunday. Closures are for bridge inspection.

I5 NEAR DOWNTOWN: 3 (THREE!) southbound lanes of I5 from NE Ravenna Blvd to Boylston Ave N will close from 10pm-10am on Friday and Saturday nights.  Closure is for pavement grinding. Only ONE lane will be open SB I5 during these times! 

520 FLOATING BRIDGE: 520 is still scheduled to CLOSE from Montlake to 405, 11 pm Friday -5 am Monday for construction (AKA ALL WEEKEND). If weather gets bad, this closure may be canceled.  

I90 EXPRESS LANES: I90 Express lanes will be in the Westbound direction from 7 am-7 pm Sat and 7 am Sun-Monday afternoon, which should help traffic flow if 520 closed.

I5 EXPRESS LANES: The I5 Express lanes will be southbound starting at 9:45pm Friday and Saturday night.  They’ll remain southbound until 1:30pm the following day.

HWY 99:  Crews will close up to two lanes of northbound SR99 and SR518 Sunday night for utility work.  First lane closure will happen at 8pm, second at 9pm.  ONE lane will remain open to traffic.  Lanes will reopen at 5am.

Good luck this weekend.  With it being a big party weekend with St Paddy's Day on Sunday, WSP is sending out extra patrols all weekend searching for drunk drivers.  Don't be one of them. Drive safely this weekend and PLAN AHEAD for the construction and events!!

-The Divas


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