Drivers beware: I-90 Westbound lane closures
at 3:54pm by Cody Olsen
For anyone trying to get into Seattle this weekend to support the Mariners, or partake in some other springtime activity, fair warning: Westbound I-90 will likely be a nightmare. From 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday all I-90 westbound traffic between Bellevue Way SE to Rainier Ave S. will be diverted to the two express lanes, allowing WSDOT contractors to work inside the Mercer Tunnel and Mount Baker Tunnel.
If you find yourself stuck in the construction-induced traffic this weekend, take solace — if you can — that these delays are to allow crews to improve the traffic flow on I-90 for the future, by adding HOV lanes to the outer general purpose lanes, and also prepare the center roadway for Sound Transit’s light rail extension. For more info check out WSDOT’s project summary.