Southbound I-5 in Federal Way closed Friday, Saturday night

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:19 AM

Drivers, plan for major closures on I-5 this weekend in Federal Way.

The first of three major weekend-long closure begin this weekend as road crews set girders across Insterstate 5 to improve the route between State Route 18 and Interstate 5.

Crews will close all southbound I-5 lanes on Friday and Saturday nights. Crews will begin closing lanes at 9 p.m. with all lanes closing by 11 p.m. Lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. the next morning. The closure will affect drivers going on southbound I-5 and westbound SR 18.

A detour is nearly six miles and backup on I-5 are expected to reach five miles. WSDOT advises travelers to add an extra 30 minutes to their trip.

Go to WSDOT for more information on this weekend I-5 closure and the I-5/SR 161/SR 18 Triangle Improvements Project.

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