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Columbian Way/I-5/West Seattle Bridge interchange repairs to force weekend closures

November 28th, 2012 at 7:35 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

The West Seattle Blog reports that a new WSDOT project will start early next year which will affect Beacon Hill drivers traveling through the West Seattle Bridge/I-5/Columbian Way interchange. The project, “Spokane Street Interchange Vicinity – Special Bridge Repair,” is to replace deteriorating expansion joints on the interchange. Some weekend ramp closures will be required to complete the work.

Closures will begin the weekend of January 4-7 and continue into April. See the closure schedule and detour maps here.

The ramps to be worked on. Map courtesy of WSDOT.


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Another year, another big I-5 repair project

January 24th, 2009 at 3:25 am | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

In February, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will begin replacing and repairing pavement on I-5 between the Boeing Access Road and the Snohomish County line. This pavement was mostly installed in the mid-1960s, and was designed to have a 20-year lifespan. You can do the math.

According to WSDOT, we can expect up to 14 weekends of closures and more than 100 nights of closures, lasting into late summer. The closures will affect one direction of the freeway each time and reduce I-5 down to just one or two through lanes.

WSDOT has been given a noise variance from the city of Seattle for night work, and they expect that noise and vibration from the construction will affect those living and working within 500 feet of the freeway.

An outreach meeting has been scheduled for WSDOT to discuss the project with the affected neighbors, and those within 500 feet of the freeway will also be receiving flyers with information about the project. The meeting is scheduled for February 3, at 7:00 pm, Quarters 1, PacMed, at the northwest corner of 14th Avenue South and South Judkins Street.


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Beacon Bits: Buses, speeding tickets, cheap(er) gas

October 22nd, 2008 at 1:53 pm | No Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Will bus service changes cause some SE Seattle folks to be passed by? Photo from the Seattle Municipal Archives.

Will bus service changes cause some SE Seattle folks to be passed by? Photo from the Seattle Municipal Archives.

Beacon Bits are collections of useful or interesting links or other tidbits that we’ll post periodically.


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