Interstate 5 traffic at the Nisqually River Bridge will be slowed this weekend and next weekend while the bridge is being cleaned, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Here’s what to expect:
▪ Southbound lanes will be reduced to two lanes from 5:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.
▪ Northbound lanes will be reduced to two lanes from 5:30 a.m. to noon March 18-19.
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The state Department of Transportation expects traffic backups to begin about 9 a.m. and build with each passing hour. Drivers should consider traveling through the area before 9 a.m. or after noon those days.