I-5 ramps to eastbound I-90 in Seattle closed overnight next week, September 26-28

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SEATTLE – Overnight drivers heading from Interstate 5 to eastbound Interstate 90 should plan ahead for a slightly longer trip next week as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit install overhead signs.

Monday, Sept. 26 to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 28

Each night at 10 p.m. crews will close the ramp from northbound I-5 to eastbound I-90. At 11 p.m. crews will close the ramp from southbound I-5 to eastbound I-90. Both ramps will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.

During the closures drivers should follow the signed detour to reach eastbound I-90.

This work is part of the Washington State Department of Transportation and Sound Transit's I-90 Two-Way Transit and HOV Operations project which preserves the three general purpose lanes while adding all-day carpool lanes to I-90 and direct access ramps for transit, carpools, and vanpools. In mid-2017, Sound Transit contractors will begin work on the I-90 express lanes to operate exclusively for light rail as part of the East Link light rail project. The 14-mile East Link project, set to open in 2023, includes 10 new stations connecting Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Overlake.

Puget Sound area drivers can get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, by tracking the WSDOT traffic Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the What's Happening Now page.