WSDOT Seattle Area Traffic News – What’s happening on the highway from Renton to Shoreline

Busy weekend of closures and roadwork

Whether you are headed out to find that one-of-a-kind Halloween costume, in search of the perfect pumpkin for carving or you plan to just run errands and gather supplies for a yummy fall soup, be sure to plan around a busy weekend of closures in the Seattle area this weekend. The significant closures include eastbound I-90 down to one lane across Lake Washington and a complete closure of the Montlake Bridge. That’s not all for the Montlake neighborhood. Watch for intermittent single-lane closures around SR 520, and for the westbound SR 520 off-ramp to Montlake Boulevard to be closed. Want more details? We’ve got you covered, just check out our blog.

Musical noteSpecial events to note

But wait, there’s more! Besides a lot of roadwork happening this weekend, you should also be aware of some special events. The Seattle Home Show at the CenturyLink Field Event Center takes place all weekend and the Sounders have a huge game at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All the details, plus other events happening throughout this month, can be found on our calendar.

Sound Transit closure in North Seattle

This is the fourth and final weekend of planned work on Sound Transit’s Northgate Link Extension project near Banner Way Northeast and Northeast 80th Street. The North 85th Street/Banner Way Northeast/Northeast 80th Street on-ramp will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, through 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Drivers will follow a signed detour around the ramp closure to access northbound I-5 from Northeast Northgate Way. Some nearby city streets will also be closed or only allow local access.

Looking ahead: Alaskan Way Viaduct closure, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

Your Halloween plans may need a detour. The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed next weekend for its semiannual inspection. That means both directions of SR 99 will be closed between South Spokane Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, and on Sunday, Nov. 1.

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