Road alert: I-405 in Washington State closed July 10 and 11

July 8, 2010
Construction crews will close all lanes of I-405 north and southbound between SR 167 and SR 169 from 2 a.m., Saturday, July 10 until 11 a.m. Sunday, July 11, according to a bulletin issued by the Washington State DOT (WSDOT) yesterday

Construction crews will close all lanes of I-405 north and southbound between SR 167 and SR 169 from 2 a.m., Saturday, July 10 until 11 a.m. Sunday, July 11, according to a bulletin issued by the Washington State DOT (WSDOT) yesterday.

The closure is expected to affect all traffic on state highways in the greater Seattle and Bellevue, WA areas including I-5, I-405, SR 167, I-90 and SR 520 as drivers will have to use alternate routes to avoid the closure.

To help manage traffic, WSDOT plans to deliver updated congestion and work progress information via the Internet, radio, TV news, Highway Advisory Radio and overhead electronic signs; operate the I-5 express lanes in the northbound direction and the I-90 express lanes in the westbound direction throughout the 33-hour closure; and provide a 24-hour informational hotline.

Congestion is expected to be severe.

Go here for more information about the project.

About the Author

Wendy Leavitt

Wendy Leavitt joined Fleet Owner in 1998 after serving as editor-in-chief of Trucking Technology magazine for four years.

She began her career in the trucking industry at Kenworth Truck Company in Kirkland, WA where she spent 16 years—the first five years as safety and compliance manager in the engineering department and more than a decade as the company’s manager of advertising and public relations. She has also worked as a book editor, guided authors through the self-publishing process and operated her own marketing and public relations business.

Wendy has a Masters Degree in English and Art History from Western Washington University, where, as a graduate student, she also taught writing.  

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