Weekend closures on I-5 set to snarl traffic near Tukwila
Roadwork on northbound I-5 from Southcenter to Martin Luther King Jr. Way will likely have traffic near Tukwila backed up all weekend long.
Washington State Department of Transportation crews will be working on northbound I-5 to replace metal on expansion joints, reducing the freeway in that direction to just two lanes across the Duwamish River Bridges.
“Roadwork this weekend will back up northbound I-5 big time out of the south,” says KIRO Radio Traffic Reporter Tracy Taylor.
Work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, and will extend through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. In total, work will close three lanes of northbound I-5 wil be blocked between the I-405/SR 518 interchange.
On-ramps for southbound I-405 HOV, Southcenter Boulevard, and Interurban Avenue South will also be closed. Expect alternate routes in Tukwila
This will be the first of two weeks of work on I-5 near Tukwila. Expect the same closures — and similar delays — next weekend, running between Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24.
WSDOT is advising drivers this weekend to leave extra time for travel, especially for anyone headed to Sea-Tac International Airport.