If ya havent heard already, here ya go: Expect Nightmare Traffic - Seattle PI Traffic Nightmare - KOMO TV Some crappy traffic - WA DOT ***TRAFFIC ALERT*** At 10 p.m. Friday, June 24, crews will close three southbound lanes of I-5, access from southbound I-5 to I-90, and many other downtown I-5 on- and off-ramps. The lanes and ramps will remain closed all weekend while crews replace damaged pavement. All lanes and ramps are expected to reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, June 27. I-5 SOUTHBOUND EXPRESS LANES RECOMMENDED To help keep traffic moving, we will operate the I-5 express lanes southbound all weekend long and keep them open at all times. Incident response trucks will be available to help drivers and clear roads. We need your help. Only one lane of mainline southbound I-5 will remain open to traffic and backups in both directions through Seattle could be severe unless motorists carpool, ride the bus, reschedule trips, or use alternate routes like I-405 or SR 99 (Aurora Ave./Alaskan Way Viaduct). There are signed detours to exit and enter the freeway through downtown Seattle.