Workers will close exit to SR 900 overnight Wednesday

May 12, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 2:25 p.m. May 12, 2010

State Department of Transportation crews will close the off-ramp from westbound Interstate 90 to state Route 900 from 8 p.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday. Signs will direct drivers to the exit at West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.

Workers will also close up to two lanes in both directions of SR 900 between Newport Way Northwest and Southeast 83rd Street from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. through Friday.

The transportation agency opened almost a mile of widened lanes between Southeast 82nd Street and Newport Way Northwest last month. The stretch carries about 16,000 vehicles per day.

Crews widened the road from Newport Way Northwest to the vicinity of Northwest Talus Drive and Southeast 82nd Street. Narrow shoulders bracketed the old, single-lane roadway.

The project added a sidewalk and a bike lane to the corridor as well.

The widening project also included steps to improve fish passages through culverts at Tibbetts and Clay Pit creeks. Crews replaced broken culverts with modern passages lined with streambed gravel.

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