WB I-90 lanes closed through Mercer Island Friday through Monday

Drivers must use Interstate 405 or State Route 520 to circumnavigate or cross Lake Washington this weekend.

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Expect delays coming into Seattle from the Eastside this weekend.

All westbound lanes of Interstate 90 will be closed west of Island Crest Way from 10 a.m. Friday, September 23 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 26The West Mercer Way ramp will remain open to westbound I-90 during the closure.

People have to use Interstate 405 to circumnavigate Lake Washington or State Route 520 to cross the lake.

Contractor crews are working for the during the closure Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will replace an expansion joint connecting the bridge to Mercer Island.

The closure coincides with a Seattle Seahawks home game Sunday and a University of Washington Huskies home game Saturday.

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“Closures during major events are not ideal, but they are unavoidable in this case,” said WSDOT project engineer Shawn Wendt.

“We’ve been trying to plan this work for several months but supply chain issues have pushed us back to September and we need to complete the project this fall while the weather is still good for the concrete to cure,” he said Wendt. “This expansion joint is old and needs to be replaced. If it were to break, an emergency repair would be required, which could affect peak traffic times. By planning the work and announcing it in advance, people have the opportunity to plan around it.”

WSDOT encourages travelers, particularly those traveling to the game, to plan ahead and choose transit and alternate routes or alter trips where possible.

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