Plan for delays Wednesday night and this weekend on Interstate 5 through Bellingham as Washington State Department of Transportation crews close the northbound left lane just south of Sunset Drive to repair damaged concrete.
A closure on the freeway set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday coincides with Saturday’s “Double Major” concert featuring Death Cab for Cutie and Odesza at Civic Stadium, WSDOT tweeted Wednesday.
Backups from the lane closure could add to traffic woes from the 5 p.m. Saturday concert approximately 2 miles south, which is expected to draw 13,000 people.
The concert is scheduled to let out by 11 p.m., according to the city of Bellingham.
Work in preparation for weekend repairs will force the closure of the left northbound lane just south of Sunset from 7 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, May 15.
All repair work is weather-dependent, WSDOT said in an email Wednesday afternoon.
Wednesday night’s forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.