Plan ahead for SR 900 lane closures

June 29, 2010

By Staff

Crews will close a lane in either direction of state Route 900 from east of the Issaquah city limits to the Interstate 5 interchange in Tukwila overnight this week.

State Department of Transportation workers will close lanes at various locations between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. through July 2. Workers will add shoulder and centerline rumble strips and, in some locations, guardrails. Construction started last month and should wrap in August.

Transportation officials said the rumble strips and guardrails reduce the likelihood of crossover and run-off-the-road collisions.

In addition to the overnight roadwork, crews will close the right lane of westbound state Route 900 between 83rd Street and Newport Way Northwest from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. through July 2 in order to raise utility covers to the level of new pavement. On July 2, the lane will close from 8 a.m. – noon.

Crews expect to complete the utility work in mid-July. Work to widen the stretch of state Route 900 in Issaquah started in August 2008. The transportation agency opened new lanes in April.

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