Bridge closure weekend: University CLOSED, 520 OPEN, I-5 Ship Canal down to ONE LANE overnight

University Bridge fender bender. Image: Erik Freeman via

University Bridge fender bender. Image: Erik Freeman via

As goes this fickle spring weather, so does construction along 520. WSDOT’s on-again, off-again, on-again weekend closure of the 520 Bridge is now officially OFF-AGAIN. Expect business as usual on 520 this weekend.

The University Bridge, however, is set to close from 6am to 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Crews will make in-water repairs to the bridge’s north fender which was damaged in a recent marine accident. If the work wraps up earlier than expected, as often happens with these closures, the bridge will reopen accordingly.

And for late night travelers on Southbound I-5, expect just one lane to be open from 10pm to 10am Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning*— from Ravenna Blvd to East Newton St. In other words, it’ll be slow going on the Ship Canal Bridge while crews repair pavement, so be sure to give to ’em a brake. To help ease congestion, the Express Lanes will be open southbound from 9:45pm to 1:30am both nights.

*UPDATE* Saturday 12pm: WSDOT has canceled tonight’s planned I-5 closure.