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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: WSDOT Traffic Advisory: Southbound I-5 exit to Boylston Ave and Roanoke St in Seattle set for weekend closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/8/2008  1:45:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Annie Johnson, WSDOT Communications, 206-716-1165 Mike Askarian, WSDOT Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Southbound I-5 exit to Boylston Ave and Roanoke St in Seattle set for weekend closure


(SEATTLE)--Southbound Interstate 5 drivers should plan for a weekend long closure of the exit to Boylston Avenue and Roanoke Street beginning Friday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. Crews are building a noise wall along the west side of the freeway and will close the exit to allow space for equipment needed to drill shafts for the wall foundation.

Crews will close the I-5 southbound exit ramp to Boylston Avenue E. and E. Roanoke Street at 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12 and reopen the ramp by 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 15.

During the closure drivers will need to plan ahead to get to the Eastlake neighborhood and should use the signed detour routes.

Visit our Web site for the complete construction update report: www.wsdot.wa.gov/northwest/king/construction/ or for more information about this project visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I5/roanokeNoiseWall/ .

Drivers can now get real time traffic and weather information by dialing 5-1-1 from most phones. This new traveler information system builds upon the highly successful Washington State Highway hotline that managed 4.6 million calls each year. Callers can also use 5-1-1 to get statewide construction, mountain pass condition, and state ferry system information, as well as toll free numbers for passenger rail and airlines. TTY users can call 800-833-6388.

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