Expect delays on I-405 this weekend

Northbound drivers on I-405 can expect long delays this weekend if they venture from Totem Lake to Bothell, where only one lane will be open.

August 27, 2015

Drivers on northbound Interstate 405 will cram into just one lane this weekend from Totem Lake to Highway 522, as the state prepares to open a new Bothell interchange Monday.

Drivers are urged to travel very early, very late, or some other day.

Workers will set barriers and lane stripes for bypass ramps serving Northeast 160th Street and Highway 522, to separate exiting cars from the mainline. Travelers to downtown Bothell, Woodinville or Monroe will leave I-405 two miles earlier than before, instead of weaving downhill in mainline traffic. The state built similar ramps from downtown Bellevue to Highway 520 three years ago.