Nighttime drivers traveling on eastbound Interstate 90 between Seattle and Bellevue should plan for two nights of overnight lane and ramp closures for construction beginning Wednesday, Aug. 24, as crews work on overhead signs and sign structures.
Drivers can expect the following closures on Wednesday, Aug. 24:
- At 9 p.m. crews will begin closing eastbound lanes on I-90 between I-5 and the Mount Baker Tunnel in Seattle. At the same time, crews will close three on-ramps to eastbound I-90 from northbound I-5 and both directions of Rainier Avenue in Seattle.
- At 11 p.m. crews will shift all eastbound I-90 traffic between I-5 at the Mount Baker Tunnel to the express lanes.
- At 11:59 p.m. crews will close the off-ramp from eastbound I-90 to Bellevue Way.
All eastbound lanes of I-90 will reopen by 4 a.m., and all affected access ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
During the closures drivers should follow the signed detour routes. Drivers accessing eastbound I-90 on Mercer Island will be unaffected by the closures on Wednesday night.
Crews will also conduct rolling slowdowns on eastbound I-90 between Rainier Avenue S in Seattle and East Mercer Way on Mercer Island from 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26 to remove overhead signs. Drivers should expect up to 15-minute delays.
For the latest closure information and complete construction update report please visit our website at www.wsdot.wa.gov/northwest/king/construction.
Contact: Annie Johnson, Washington State Department of Transportation Communications
Noel Brady, Washington State Department of Transportation Communications