Prepare yourself for a potential traffic back-up in Seattle this weekend. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will close several lanes of northbound I-5 as crews continue work on the Revive I-5 project.

All but two northbound lanes beginning at Swift Avenue/Albro Place to the SR 520 off-ramp will close Friday at 8 p.m. and won't open until Monday at 5 a.m.

RELATED: I-5 closure map

WSDOT says all traffic will exit mainline NB I-5 to the collector distributor lanes at the EB I-90 off-ramp. Traffic will re-enter mainline I-5 near Cherry Street.

Also see: Westbound US 2 weekend work postponed again

The goal of WSDOT's project is to replace 37 expansion joints.

The closure is a major component of "Revive I-5," a months-long renovation project with a total cost of estimated at $51.2 million.

Related: Drivers survive Revive I-5 closures in downtown Seattle

WSDOT will close the following ramps during the weekend construction:

Northbound I-5 on-ramps closed:

  • West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street/Columbian Way
  • University Street
  • WB I-90 and Edgar Martinez Drive ramps to I-5 will remain open until 1 a.m. Saturday morning and then they will close.

Northbound I-5 off-ramps closed:

  • Edgar Martinez Drive
  • Express lanes
  • Seneca Street
  • Olive Way
  • Roanoke/Lakeview Boulevard

WSDOT suggest the following alternatives for drivers:

  • Use public transportation
  • Use light rail
  • Carpool or vanpool
  • Bike
  • Walk
  • Use state routes 99, 509, 518 and I-405 instead
  • Travel before 8 a.m. or after 8 p.m.
  • Move any discretionary travel to another weekend.
  • Plan on spending the night in Seattle to avoid traveling during the closure.

Also see: SR 99 lane closures in north Seattle will last up to one year