Local

Not going to ‘Double Major’ concert Saturday? It’s probably a good night to stay home

Damaged concrete panels on northbound Interstate 5 near Sunset Drive in Bellingham are slated for repair from 4:30 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. The left lane will be closed during work.
Damaged concrete panels on northbound Interstate 5 near Sunset Drive in Bellingham are slated for repair from 4:30 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. The left lane will be closed during work. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

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.

Robert Mittendorf covers civic issues, weather, traffic and how people are coping with the high cost of housing for The Bellingham Herald. A journalist since 1984, he’s also a volunteer firefighter for South Whatcom Fire Authority.
  Comments