The I-90 Bridge will remain open this weekend during expansion joint work on the Homer Hadley Bridge that will close all westbound lanes.
We reported last week on a series of tough planned trail closures on the larger of the two floating bridges between Mercer Island and Seattle. WSDOT later apologized for the poor communication about the trail work and worked to find last-minute ways to minimize the impact on people biking and walking who cannot easily reroute around the closed bridge.
Now WSDOT has announced that the trail will remain throughout the work, which is set to run Thursday through Sunday.
This is fantastic news. Instead of a trail closure, we might get the most pleasant weekend on the I-90 Bridge in recent memory. It’s not often you get to experience the bridge without the constant rush of nearby cars kicking up dust and making noise.