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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: WSDOT Traffic Advisory: I-5 Construction Starting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
2/6/2009  5:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


WSDOT Traffic Advisory


*Drivers get ready: the big I-5 pavement triage is starting*

Heads up South King County drivers: Monday marks the start of night and weekend closures on I-5 through Seattle and Shoreline to fix the rutty, cracked and uneven pavement.

It's a big job that will last several months [ http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Construction/2009/Projects/I5SeattleShoreline.htm ], and drivers can expect more than 100 nights and up to 14 weekends of lane closures in both directions of I-5, including the express lanes. On weeknights crews will grind the aging pavement to provide a smoother ride with improved traction. On weekends the focus shifts to removing and replacing failing concrete panels.

*First weeknight closures (7 p.m. - 5 a.m.) *

* *Monday, Feb. 9 to Friday morning, Feb. 13:* Northbound I-5 reduced to one lane at the Swift/Albro interchange in South Seattle.

* *Wednesday, Feb. 11, to Friday morning, Feb. 13:* Southbound I-5 reduced to one lane between Stewart Street and I-90.

*First weekend closures (8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday)*

* *Friday, Feb. 13 to Monday Feb. 16:* Southbound I-5 reduced to two lanes between Stewart St. and Dearborn and just one lane between Dearborn St. and I-90. Express lanes will operate southbound all weekend.

Check the 2009 Construction Season Web page [ http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/Construction ] for the latest closure information.

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