Drivers on northbound I-5 won’t be able to use the usual exit to reach Madison and James streets in downtown Seattle from 4 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday. Other hot spots: Denny Way, Highway 509, CenturyLink Field and Husky Stadium.
In a twist on usual freeway tie-ups, a couple exit lanes from northbound I-5 into downtown Seattle will be closed for repairs during part of this weekend.
The shutdown goes from 4 p.m. Saturday until 10 a.m. Sunday — while workers repair a cracked concrete panel and a bump in the northbound collector-distributor lanes, on the right side of I-5 directly above South Dearborn Street.
Drivers on northbound I-5 will be unable to use the usual exit to reach Madison and James streets. That’s likely to cause confusion, and possible slowdowns on the I-5 mainline.
And the repairs will also prevent drivers from using Edgar Martinez Drive or Fourth Avenue South in Sodo, to reach the left-side ramp from eastbound I-90 to northbound I-5.
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Cars and buses driving into Seattle via I-90 will have their usual access.
State officials say the job will be finished before Seahawks fans head to the game against the San Francisco 49ers, at 1:25 p.m. Sunday. Sounder trains will also go to and from the game.
• I-90 concrete repairs at Snoqualmie Pass and Cle Elum won’t be finished until the end of September, so expect detours and delays.
• The left lanes of Highway 509 in Burien close for repaving and a barrier installation from 7 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday northbound, and 8 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday southbound, unless canceled by rain.
• A Huskies football game against Fresno State at 6:30 p.m. Saturday will bring crowds to Highway 520, the Montlake Bridge and Sound Transit’s University of Washington light-rail station. King County Metro Transit operates shuttles from four Eastside park-and-ride lots, and from Federal Way, while private buses will replace Metro buses at Shoreline and Northgate.
• Bellevue Way ramps to and from I-90 will close from 5:30 a.m. Saturday until 9 p.m. Sunday, for ongoing construction of the future East Link light-rail route.
• Seattle City Light substation construction will close both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane at Denny Way near Stewart Street between 8 p.m. Friday and 7…