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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 27, 2007

Pavement work on I-405 to close lanes

During the week of Aug. 24-31, crews working for the state Department of Transportation will close up to three lanes nightly to make pavement repairs on southbound Interstate 405, south of downtown Bellevue. Work on the concrete roadway in both directions of the freeway will continue through late fall or early winter.

Other work during the coming week will include restoration of a wetlands area at Kelsey Creek Park, painting stripes on on-ramps and installing a temporary barrier. Construction-related lane closures affecting traffic in Bellevue the week of August 24-31 include:

  • City streets: Monday through Friday, crews will close the right, westbound lane of Lake Hills Connector, near Richards Road, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to remove fill. The work is part an effort to restore a 2.4-acre site as wetlands at Kelsey Creek Park.
  • I-405 mainline: Sunday through Thursday nights, crews will close up to three southbound lanes from Southeast Eighth Street to I-90 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following day to replace concrete panels on the roadway.
  • I-405/I-90 Interchange: On Monday and Tuesday nights, crews will close the northbound I-405 on-ramps from eastbound and westbound I-90 from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. each following day to paint stripes on the roadway and install temporary barriers. A signed detour will be in place. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, crews will close the southbound I-405 on-ramps from eastbound and westbound I-90 from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day to paint stripes and install temporary barriers.

The closures are part of the state DOT’s I-405 South Bellevue Widening Project. For more information or to sign up for e-mail updates, visit the I-405 South Bellevue Widening Project web page.

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