Girder setting to close northbound I-205

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Ongoing freeway work in the Salmon Creek area will close the northbound side of Interstate 205 for three nights next week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Crews will close northbound I-205 at Northeast 134th Street starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The freeway will reopen by 5 a.m. the following mornings, according to WSDOT.

The closures will allow workers to set the final 12 girders as part of a new interchange and bridge carrying Northeast 139th Street over the northern convergence of I-205 and Interstate 5. Workers have set huge girders directly over the freeway, requiring several temporary closures.

Through traffic should use I-5 and state Highway 14 to get around the closure, according to WSDOT.

Local traffic traveling north on I-205 will still be allowed to exit at Northeast 134th Street.

The work is part of the $133 million Salmon Creek Interchange Project, which is expected to be completed later this year.