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Plan ahead: Both directions of I-5 to close Friday night in south Seattle

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(Courtesy: Seattle City Light)

(Courtesy: Seattle City Light)

SEATTLE — Officials are asking drivers to plan ahead for a major I-5 closure overnight Friday near Boeing Access Road.

Both directions of I-5 will close as crews work to replace overhead utilities that span the busy freeway.

  • Traffic closures on both directions of I-5 between SR 599 and Boeing Access Road and SR 900 (MLK Way). The first lane will close at 9 p.m.  All lanes will be closed by midnight and reopen by 6 a.m.
  • Both directions of MLK Way (SR 900) will be closed between S 129th St and Boeing Access Road from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • The Interurban Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-5 and the Corson Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will also be closed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Signs will direct drivers around the closure. Here are the routes:

MLK/SR900 Detour Routes:

Northbound:

  • Turn left onto westbound S 129thSt
  • Proceed northwest on 50th Pl S
  • Turn west onto S 124th St
  • Turn left onto southbound 42ndAve S
  • Turn right onto northboundInterurban Ave S
  • Continue northbound on E Marginal Way S
  • Turn right onto eastbound Boeing Access Road
  • Turn left onto northbound MLK/SR900

Southbound:

  • Turn right onto westbound Boeing Access Road
  • Turn left onto southbound E Marginal Way S
  • Turn left onto eastbound S 115thSt
  • Proceed southbound on 42ndAve S
  • Turn left onto eastbound S 124thSt
  • Turn right onto southeast bound 50thPl S
  • Proceed east on S 129th St
  • Turn right onto southbound MLK/SR900

I-5 Detour Routes:

Northbound at Interurban

  • Proceed northwest on Interurban
  • Proceed northbound on E Marginal Way S at E Marginal Way S
  • Turn right onto Boeing Access Road
  • Enter NB I-5 from the Martin Luther King/Boeing Access Road/Ryan Way intersection

Northbound at Southcenter Blvd

  • Proceed eastbound on Southcenter Blvd
  • Turn left onto Interurban Ave S
  • Proceed northbound on E Marginal Way S at E Marginal Way S
  • Turn right onto Boeing Access Road
  • Enter NB I-5 from the Martin Luther King/Boeing Access Road/Ryan Way intersection

Southbound

  • Exit SB I-5 at Boeing Access Road (Exit 158) onto westbound Boeing Access Road
  • Turn left onto southbound Pacific Hwy S
  • Turn left onto southbound SR599
  • Enter southbound I-5 from SR599

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