Northbound SR 99 closures Saturday

Washington State Department of Transportation

If your travels include using SR 99 Saturday, May 30, you’ll want to be aware of two northbound closures that day:

  • From 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., two right lanes across the First Avenue South Bridge will be closed while our bridge maintenance staff does some important bridge deck repair.
  • From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., all lanes will be closed from SR 516 to South 224th Street to allow the City of Des Moines to remove a large crane. A signed detour will be in place.

Plan on adding some extra time to your trip during those hours and consider using alternate routes if you can.

Short-term SR 410 bridge closure Saturday

As part of our ongoing effort to make sure the SR 410 White River Bridge is safe for travel, we’ll be alternating traffic across the bridge from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday for inspection work. Our crews have regularly been inspecting the bridge since a damaged overhead beam – believed to be caused by an oversized load hit – was discovered on April 4, causing the bridge to close until a temporary repair could be made. A permanent repair will be made later this year.

Take me out to the ballgames Sunday

It’s going to be a traffic crunch headed to Sodo on Sunday as the Mariners play the Cleveland Indians at 1:10 p.m. at Safeco Field and the Sounders play the New York Red Bulls at 2 p.m. at CenturyLink Field. If you’re like me and you’re going to one of the games (I’ll have my scarf up for an Oba flip), you’ll want to leave really early, maybe consider taking transit (Sounder trains will be running to the stadiums on Sunday) and definitely pack patience. Have a great weekend!