Drivers of SR-99 face weekend closure

SEATTLE - A stretch of State Route 99 will be closed all weekend, leaving traffic headaches for drivers coming through Seattle.

Northbound 99 with close between South Spokane Street and Valley Street. Southbound 99 will close from the Battery Street Tunnel to Spokane Street. There will also be lane restrictions leading up to the tunnel.

Crews are working on a new overpass in SODO, and a sewer line near Mercer Street.

Lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. Monday morning.