More I-205 closures set for Salmon Creek Interchange Project



Construction work will completely close the southbound side of Interstate 205 in Salmon Creek for two nights next week as crews continue work on a new freeway interchange.

Workers will close a section of I-205 at the Interstate 5 junction at 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The freeway will reopen at 5 a.m. the following mornings. The closures will also include the offramp from southbound I-205 to Northeast 134th Street, according to WSDOT.

All southbound traffic will be diverted onto I-5. Drivers heading to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center from the north can use Exit 9 at Northeast 179th Street and follow a marked detour, according to WSDOT.

Workers are building a new bridge and interchange that will carry Northeast 139th Street up and over the freeways. Next week’s closures will allow crews to install wooden support structures to a new onramp connected to the street.

The work is part of the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project, which is scheduled for completion next year.