Ship Canal Bridge lanes are reopened after ‘urgent maintenance’ Tuesday morning

Sep 13, 2022, 10:49 AM | Updated: 1:19 pm

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Road crews work on the Ship Canal Bridge Tuesday morning (Credit Feliks Banel)

(Credit Feliks Banel)

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) performed “urgent maintenance” on the Ship Canal Bridge Tuesday morning. The road work closed the two right lanes of the bridge, causing traffic slowdowns.

A spokesperson for WSDOT declined to comment on the specific nature of the repair, saying “Earlier this morning we received a call regarding an issue requiring an emergency bridge deck repair on the southbound mainline I-5 ship canal bridge. Two southbound lanes were closed as well as two southbound express lanes, given the repair is being made from below the mainline bridge.”

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KIRO Newsradio traffic reporter Chris Sullivan reports that the emergency road work could be related to anything from concrete repair to expansion joint replacement.

Update 10:49 a.m.

The two lanes have been reopened just before 10:30 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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