I-5 lane closures for Ship Canal Bridge inspection through this weekend

Washington State Department of Transportation

 

Drivers who use the Interstate 5 Ship Canal Bridge should prepare for possible delays in the express lanes today, Aug. 3, through Thursday, Aug. 6, and the mainline this weekend, Aug. 8-9.

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close one lane of the express lanes or mainline each day to inspect the Ship Canal Bridge. WSDOT inspects this bridge every other year as part of its bridge inspection program. This inspection is a continuation of work that began July 25-26.

Closure details:

  • Monday, Aug. 3, to Thursday, Aug. 6 – One lane of the I-5 express lanes at the Ship Canal Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • Saturday, Aug. 8 – The right lane of northbound I-5 at the Ship Canal Bridge will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 9 – The right lane of southbound I-5 at the Ship Canal Bridge will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.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.