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Seattle traffic was gridlocked during the weekend when the Highway 520 and the Mercer Street exit was closed.

Seattle traffic was gridlocked during the weekend when the Highway 520 and the Mercer Street exit was closed.

“Between the rain, the closure of the Highway 520 bridge and the ramp closures from Interstate 5 to Mercer Street, it was downright ugly trying to get around.

Transportation officials were optimistic that construction projects would go smoothly and not prolong the agony this weekend.

“There’s not a whole lot that can slow us down,” says Brian Dobbins, Highway 520 construction engineering manager for the state Department of Transportation. “It’s progressing perfectly. In fact, I think we’re an hour ahead of schedule.”

Thankfully, no excess of car accidents and personal injuries occurred as a result of the road closures.

Drivers should start getting used to the traffic and backups, according to news reports. “There are there are 19 more full weekend closures planned for the 520 bridge over the next three years, as the state works to replace the aging highway.”

The Mercer Street exit, the main exit to the Seattle Center, is scheduled for many more weekend closures this summer as well.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear no serious car accidents occurred during the heavy traffic.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.

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