WSDOT Planning Up to 16 Weekends of Lane Reductions on I-5 in Seattle

Brace yourselves, Seattle drivers. Weekend lane closures along southbound Interstate 5 are happening again this summer.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is planning about 16 weekends of lane reductions along southbound I-5 between I-90 and Spokane Street in Seattle this summer. During the lane reductions, crews will be replacing 35 expansion joints that are “road-worn and ready to retire.”

Expansion joints run across the width of the highway and allow sections of the roadway to “expand and contract with weather and to flex under the weight of heavy vehicles,” according to the WSDOT website.

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