Road closures and events could cause headaches for area drivers

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 23 at 3:32 PM

Planning on driving around Seattle this weekend? There are a few things that might slow you down.

Here's a list of the closures and events that are expected to affect traffic:

* Highway 2 is closed betwen SR 204 and SR 9 from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers will follow a signed detour.

* SR 520 is closed between Montlake Boulevard and I-405 from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday

* The I-5 Mercer Street on- and off-ramps are closed 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday.  UPDATE: The ramps re-opened Saturday night.

* The northbound I-405 off-ramp to Northeast 116th Street will be closed 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

* On Saturday, both the Seattle Mariners and Sounders are in action. The Mariners face the Rangers at 6:10 p.m. (originally scheduled for 1:10 p.m.!), while the Sounders face San Jose at 7:30 p.m.

* The Puyallup Fair will be open all day Saturday and Sundey, increasing traffic to the area.

* The Mariners and Rangers play again on Sunday, at 6:10 p.m.

* The 2012 Tour of Gymnastics Champions will take place at KeyArena at 5 p.m. Sunday

* The Seattle Seahawks face the Green Bay Packers for Monday Night Football. Gametime is 5:30 p.m. at CenturyLink Field.

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