UPDATE: Repairs Along I-5 to Cause Rolling Slowdowns April 26-28

Seattle City Light crews will perform emergency repair work April 26 through April 27, 2017, impacting traffic on Interstate 5. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes.

Seattle City Light crews are planning emergency repair work to restring electrical wires pulled down across Interstate 5 by last Saturday’s car/pole collision at NE 125th Street. The work will impact traffic on Interstate 5. Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes.

To complete the work safely, crews must intermittently stop traffic in both directions of I-5 overnight for up to two nights. Traffic may be stopped every hour on the hour between State Route 520 and NE 205th Street as crews pull power lines across I-5.

Rolling slowdown details:

  • *Work will be performed Wednesday, April 26, through the morning of Friday, April 28.
  • Crews will intermittently stop traffic on I-5 between State Route 520 and NE 205th Street from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Washington State Patrol troopers will assist with traffic control and escort drivers through the construction zone.

*Tuesday night’s rolling slowdown work was cancelled due to personnel and staffing.

If you have questions/concerns during normal work hours, City Light’s point of contact is Mark VanOss, Sr. Public Relations Specialist, at (206) 684-3279 or mark.vanoss@seattle.gov.