Expect major traffic delays this weekend
By REPORTER STAFF
Mercer Island Reporter Staff
August 23, 2011 · 1:44 PM
SR-520 will close between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue starting at 11 p.m., Friday night. The lanes will not reopen until 5 a.m., Monday.
As a result, heavy traffic is expected midday Saturday and Sunday on Interstates 5 and 90 heading into Seattle, and on I-405 approaching I-90. Express lane schedules will change this weekend to help improve traffic flow.
Several big events are expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Seattle this weekend:
The ‘PAX Prime’ video game festival is at the Convention Center, Friday through Sunday. The Seattle Marathon is holding a race to and from Seattle Center Saturday morning, closing the northbound lanes of SR-99 from the Battery Street Tunnel to the Aurora Bridge until 11 a.m.
The Sounders FC will play at 1 p.m., Saturday, at CenturyLink Field. Mariners games are 7:10 p.m., Saturday, and 1:10 p.m., Sunday, at Safeco Field. The Seattle Storm plays at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Key Arena.
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