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Posted on: November 2, 2021

236th Will Be Closed Saturday For Construction

A rare daytime closure of 236th Street SW is planned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The closure is between Van Ry Boulevard and I-5. 

The closure is necessary for Sound Transit to have steel escalator parts delivered, hoisted and welded into place for the future light rail station.

Southbound I-5 will be accessible for eastbound traffic, but drivers on northbound I-5 will not be able to exit onto 236th. Detour routes (see map):

  • 66th Avenue W, 228th Street SW/230th Street SW and 58th Avenue W
  • Ballinger Way and 56th Avenue W

Exceptions will be made for buses and emergency vehicles. Please allow extra travel time for detours and observe speed limits and stops signs through neighborhoods. 

Light rail is scheduled to begin service in Mountlake Terrace in 2024, with a 10-minute ride to Northgate. Sign up for Sound Transit construction notifications at


11/6/2021 Road Closure Map

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