Weekend construction expected to snarl traffic

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trafficSEATTLE — Brace for big traffic backups this weekend through Seattle.

Two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 from Olive Way to Lakeview Blvd. East will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday until 4:30 a.m. Monday. DOT crews will be fixing expansion joints and concrete barriers through the corridor.

Two lanes of I-5 over the Ship Canal Bridge will also be closed for repairs from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The 520 Bridge will also shut down for maintenance starting at 11:00 p.m. Friday until 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

The I-5 work zone serves a quarter-million vehicles daily.

Weekend events could spell trouble for drivers. The Sounders FC have a match at Centurylink Field Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Seahawks face the 49ers on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. There’s also the Boats Afloat Show at South Lake Union and the St. Demetrios Greek Festival in the Montlake neighborhood.

The State Department of Transportation says this is the last major construction closure of the summer.

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  • Long Willyone

    This is all part of the many “joys” of living in and around Seattle.

    Along with horrible traffic we have crazy street people, high crime, aggressive drivers, over crowding, poor air quality (we can’t see it), idiots on bicycles giving us the finger, and high taxes.

    Seattle is a showcase of Liberalism on display along side San Francisco and Portland.

    • Long Willyone

      Seattle is the worst place in the North West. It pretends to be a wonderful place to live and raise children but I would not wish the Seattle School District on a dog. Child pedophilia, sex crimes, homosexuality, dope use, kidnappings, shootings, and assaults show the hypocrisy of Seattle’s favorite slogan, “Save the Children”.
      “Save the Children” for WHAT??? Their perversions and Liberal sickness over there?