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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 31, 2007

I-405 work to resume after Labor Day

After breaking for the Labor Day weekend, starting at noon on Friday,crews working for the state Department of Transportation Tuesday, Sept. 4 will resume work along Interstate 405 as part of the I-405 South Bellevue Widening Project. Construction closures affecting I-405 traffic in Bellevue the week of August 31 – Sept. 7 include:

  • I-405 Mainline, Tuesday through Thursday nights: crews will close up to two northbound lanes from 112th Avenue Southeast to Coal Creek Parkway to drill pilings for a retaining wall. The first lane will close at 8 p.m., with up to two lanes closed by 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each following morning. On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, crews will close up to two northbound lanes from 112th Avenue Southeast to I-90 to install temporary lights. The first lane will close at 8 p.m., with up to two lanes closed by 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each following morning.

    Also, Tuesday through Thursday nights, up to three southbound lanes from will be closed from Southeast Eighth Street to I-90 while crews replace concrete panels on the roadway. The first lane will close at 8 p.m. with up to three lanes closed by 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. each following morning.

  • I-405/I-90 Interchange, Thursday night: crews will close the right lane of the northbound I-405 exit to eastbound I-90 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday morning to install temporary lights; and on Friday morning, crews will close the on-ramps from eastbound and westbound I-90 to southbound I-405 for a short time (about 5 minutes) between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. to string temporary overhead power lines.

  • Surface Streets, Wednesday and Thursday: crews will close one eastbound lane on Coal Creek Parkway under the I-405 bridge from 9 p.m. each night to 3:30 a.m. each following morning for survey and utility work; and Tuesday through Friday, crews will close the right, westbound lane of the Lake Hills Connector near Richards Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to remove fill and work on the restoration of 2.4 acres of Kelsey Creek wetland.

These closures are necessary for construction of WSDOT’s I-405, South Bellevue Widening Project. For more information or to sign up for e-mail updates, visit the project website.

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