What time do the I 5 express lanes switch in Seattle?
Also question is, what time do the express lanes change direction?
Weekdays: Closed for reversal – 12am to 2:30am (except on Monday) Open northbound – 2:30am to 11am. Closed for reversal – 11am to 1pm.
One may also ask, what time does express lane open? When the 95 and 395 Express Lanes are open Open northbound – 2:30am to 11am. Closed for reversal – 11am to 1pm. Open southbound – 1pm to 12am.
One may also ask, are the I 5 express lanes HOV only?
The I-5 Express Lanes extend from downtown Seattle to Northgate Mall at North 103rd Street. The Express Lanes include the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. Motorists cannot access the I-5 Express Lanes entrance from Northgate Way on-ramp.
Why are the express lanes closed?
Communities around the Ship Canal Bridge asked WSDOT to reduce the neighborhood noise by closing the express lanes at night. WSDOT studies showed that this would decrease noise levels by seven to ten decibels, without causing traffic congestion.