Drivers heading north on I-5 will take a detour from Highway 104 to 220th Street SW and back to I-5 this weekend during nightly lane closures for Sound Transit light rail work. (Sound Transit)

Drivers heading north on I-5 will take a detour from Highway 104 to 220th Street SW and back to I-5 this weekend during nightly lane closures for Sound Transit light rail work. (Sound Transit)

Light rail work closing I-5 North lanes nightly this weekend

Crews need to close northbound lanes between 220th Street SW and Highway 104. Drivers have two detour options.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — If traveling by night, drivers heading north on Interstate 5 will need to plan for a detour this weekend through Mountlake Terrace.

Work on the Lynnwood Link light rail will close the freeway lanes overnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Crews are set to remove structural supports for the light rail bridge over I-5. Doing so requires traffic be rerouted between 220th Street SW and 236th Street SW.

The primary detour takes drivers onto Highway 104 to Highway 99, north to 220th Street SW, and back to I-5. Another option is to head east from Highway 104 to 56th Avenue W, north to 220th and onto I-5.

Other closures for the project are to the Highway 104 on-ramps starting at 9 p.m. each night and the 236th Street SW off-ramp to northbound I-5 by 11 p.m. nightly.

I-5 North’s closures are scheduled for 11 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, 11 p.m. Saturday through 6:30 a.m. Sunday, and 11 p.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. Monday.

Sound Transit expects to open Lynnwood Link light rail from Northgate to the Lynnwood Transit Center in 2024. It will have two stations in Shoreline, one in Mountlake Terrace, and one in Lynnwood.

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