I-90 express lane ramps to close in late January for construction

As part of the continued work on Interstate 90 across Mercer Island, the Washington Department of Transportation will close the 80th Ave. S.E. reversible I-90 Express lane ramps on Jan. 23 for several weeks.

The work, which is stage 2 in work to prepare for transit along I-90, is expected to be complete in mid-February.

The WSDOT has said most of the work will take place during the day, as crews connect the ramps to the new outer roadway HOV lanes.

During the closure, drivers will have to use the outer roadway to access the Mercer Island exits, and will have to use the Island Crest Way on ramp to access I-90.

Once the work is finished the ramp will no longer be reversible and will serve as an on ramp for eastbound I-90 for transit and HOV drivers.

To learn more visit the WSDOT's construction project page.


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