BELLEVUE – Drivers should plan for longer weekend travel times on westbound Interstate 90 across Lake Washington as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit continue work to add around-the-clock HOV lanes to I-90.
Beginning at 11 p.m. Friday night, Feb. 10, until 5 a.m. Monday morning, Feb. 13, westbound I-90 traffic will be reduced to one lane near Bellevue Way Southeast and funneled into the express lanes. This will allow crews inside the tunnels to upgrade the tunnel safety systems as part of a WSDOT project to add HOV lanes to both directions of I-90 and the Sound Transit East Link light rail extension.
“We know congestion can be frustrating, so we’re asking travelers to help minimize delays this weekend by planning ahead,” said WSDOT traffic engineer Mike Swires. “We need as many drivers as possible to carpool, use transit or travel early or late in the day to avoid major backups.”
Drivers should also plan for lengthy delays along Interstate 405, State Route 520 and Interstate 5.
11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, until 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13
Special events during the work
Seattle RV Show at CenturyLink Field:
Upcoming I-90 weekend closures
The next weekend-long closures are scheduled for Mar. 10-13 and Mar. 24-27. Drivers should plan for additional weekend-long closures until the project wraps up in mid-2017.
Know before you go
Thousands of vehicles travel across the I-90 floating bridge on a typical weekend. WSDOT needs drivers’ help to prevent regional gridlock.