Ship Canal Bridge inspection to delay opening of I-5 express lanes this weekend

Washington State Department of Transportation


Drivers who use the Interstate 5 express lanes will need to use the mainline to travel southbound for most of the morning on both Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26.

The opening of the I-5 express lanes in the southbound direction will be delayed until 11:30 a.m. on both days so Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews can inspect the Ship Canal Bridge. The lanes will switch northbound on the normal weekend schedule by 1:45 p.m. and close at 11 p.m.

In the Seattle 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.