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Information about this morning's I-5 fatality – plus a suspected burglar

January 9th, 2015 by Mike

Seattle Police have posted information on the apparent suicide that shut down Interstate 5 at Northgate this morning.

The incident occurred at the Northeast 92nd Street overpass that leads to North Seattle College.

Police were forced to shut-down all lanes of northbound I-5 near Northgate during the Friday morning commute for a suicide investigation.

Both Washington State Patrol and Seattle Police began receiving numerous reports of collisions after a person jumped from the NE 92nd Street overpass to I-5 below just before 6 A.M. Seattle Police and WSP Troopers stopped all traffic on northbound I-5 to facilitate the investigation. The adult woman who jumped was killed instantly.

No motorists were injured and one car sustained minor damage in the collision.

The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene to investigate. The collision investigation and body recovery was complicated by the fact that the collision site spanned approximately 100 yards.

WSP troopers provided assistance by diverting traffic until all lanes were reopened around 8 a.m.

Police are also searching for a burglary suspect who fled officers at Northgate Mall earlier this week. That information is here.

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Information about this morning’s I-5 fatality – plus a suspected burglar

January 9th, 2015 by Mike

Seattle Police have posted information on the apparent suicide that shut down Interstate 5 at Northgate this morning.

The incident occurred at the Northeast 92nd Street overpass that leads to North Seattle College.

Police were forced to shut-down all lanes of northbound I-5 near Northgate during the Friday morning commute for a suicide investigation.

Both Washington State Patrol and Seattle Police began receiving numerous reports of collisions after a person jumped from the NE 92nd Street overpass to I-5 below just before 6 A.M. Seattle Police and WSP Troopers stopped all traffic on northbound I-5 to facilitate the investigation. The adult woman who jumped was killed instantly.

No motorists were injured and one car sustained minor damage in the collision.

The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene to investigate. The collision investigation and body recovery was complicated by the fact that the collision site spanned approximately 100 yards.

WSP troopers provided assistance by diverting traffic until all lanes were reopened around 8 a.m.

Police are also searching for a burglary suspect who fled officers at Northgate Mall earlier this week. That information is here.

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Banner Way overpass, I-5 exit closed this weekend

August 24th, 2012 by master

Take heed when you’re driving home this weekend. Starting at 10 tonight, the northbound I-5 off-ramp and Banner Way NE overpass at N 85th Street will be closed until 5 a.m. Monday.

According to the news release from the Seattle Department of Transportation, the closures are related to the road work that has been under way on 85th all summer:

These closures are necessary to complete roadway grinding and asphalt paving work on N 85th Street between Densmore Avenue N and I-5. Paving activities are scheduled to occur Friday night through Saturday morning (weather permitting) and will intermittently impact north/south access across N 85th Street at Wallingford Avenue N.

Drivers traveling on I-5 should use the NE 50th Street or N Northgate Way exits during the weekend closures. SDOT encourages drivers to continue following signed detour routes, plan ahead, expect delays, use alternate routes to and from I-5 and SR 99, and ride the bus, bike or walk when possible.

This weekend’s closures will occur simultaneously with other N 85th Street lane and I-5 on- and off-ramp closures that began earlier this month.

Metro bus routes will be affected by this work. Look for Rider Alert notices at the bus stops, see reroute information later this week on Metro Onlinewww.kingcounty.gov/metro or call (206) 553-3000.

The entire N/NW 85th Street Paving Project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October. This project is funded by the 2006 Bridging the Gap levy passed by voters, and makes much-needed repairs to the two-mile stretch of N/NW 85th Street between 15th Avenue NW and I-5, and Greenwood Avenue N.

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Interstate 5 noise wall waits for parts

February 24th, 2010 by Mike

What’s the hold-up with finishing the noise wall along Interstate 5 just south of the Northeast 92nd Street overpass? Lack of steel, it turns out.

“Construction on Wall 1-North is on hold while crews wait for delivery of steel and wall panels, which are expected to arrive in late February,” the state Department of Transportation says.

When the freeway was punched through in the 1960s, there was less traffic and the noise wasn’t so bad, the department says. Now, residents in Maple Leaf, Licton Springs and north Green Lake experience significant sound levels.

The goal is to cut traffic sounds by as much as half. When the wall is finished, it will look like the completed one on the west side of I-5.

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