WSDOT to close portion of I-90 overnight Jan. 20-21 / City briefs

Washington State Department of Transportation will close Interstate 90 eastbound from Interstate 5 to Island Crest Way beginning at 11 p.m. this Friday to 6 a.m. this Saturday to conduct important maintenance work. “Islanders should plan ahead and travel at alternate times or take an alternate route if travel is necessary during the overnight closure period,” the city said in its weekly newsletter.

Blood donation event set for Jan. 24-25 on Island

In partnership with Bloodworks Northwest, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and the city will host a critical blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24-25 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Appointments are required: call 1-800-398-7888 or visit