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South King County slowdown canceled this weekend due to rain; eastbound I-90 lane reductions still on

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UPDATE: Transportation officials were forced to cancel work on southbound I-5 for the weekend of July 8-11 because of a rainy forecast.

Eastbound I-90 lane restrictions across Lake Washington will continue as planned.

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Construction work could make travel in South King County a mess this weekend.

WSDOT begins a series of weekend lane closures to repave and replace portions of the I-5 southbound between Southcenter and Burien. Closures start at 10 p.m. on Friday and end at 5 a.m. Monday. Buses will make all stops, but traffic will likely cause delays up and down the routes, Sound Transit said.

For those who need to get to the airport, Link could be your best bet as southbound I-5 backups could extend for miles, Sound Transit said. Check the Link schedule.

Sound Transit also has special Sounder service to Seattle on Saturday for the Sounders FC match.

WSDOT listed this information, advice on its website:

I-5 SB S 320th St to Duwamish River Bridge – Concrete Pavement Rehab - Weekend Lane Reductions

July 2016

  • Weekend lane reductions begin Friday, July 8.
  • On five weekends in July and August southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Lane reductions are weather-dependent. Drivers should:
    • Use alternate routes like state routes 99, 167 and 509
    • Take transit, carpool or vanpool
    • Travel before 9 a.m. or after 9 p.m.
    • Postpone travel
    • Check our Seattle Traffic page a couple of hours before leaving, and continue to check it.
    • Download our mobile app to get up-to-date traffic information.

Upcoming weekends

  • July 15-18 and 22-25, S. 188th Street to S. 219th Street
  • Aug. 12-15, southbound I-5 Duwamish River Bridge to Klickitat Drive.
  • Aug. 19-22, at the southbound I-5 Duwamish River Bridge
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