I-90 floating bridge reopens

I-90 floating bridge reopens

Credit: KING

DOT replaced expansion joints on the I-90 floating bridge.

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by By KING Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 28 at 2:34 PM

SEATTLE - The westbound lanes of the I-90 floating bridge reopened early Saturday after nearly two weeks of tough commutes.

The main westbound lanes reopened at 5 a.m. Saturday, two days ahead of schedule. By Sunday late morning, the express lanes were reopened. The DOT said they will run westbound until Monday morning's commute and then return to the regular schedule.

The DOT says the I-90 bottleneck caused some evening commutes to stretch to 85 minutes across Lake Washington, and some mornings it took drivers nearly an hour to get from I-405 to Seattle.

Crews spent nearly two weeks tearing out and replacing two massive expansion joints on the I-90 floating bridge.

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