Easy like a Monday morning

SEATTLE -- It's not so often we wait with anticipation for the ease of a Monday commute.

But after major bridge and highway closures over the weekend, the typically dicey Monday morning commute is a comparative breeze.

Northbound Interstate 405 between SE Eighth Street and State Route 520 in Bellevue reopened Monday morning, along with SR 520 between Montlake Boulevard and I-405.

Both highways were closed on Friday for weekend construction. Unfortunately, more traffic is headed our way next weekend with the closure of northbound and southbound I-5 off-ramps to Corson Avenue South.

For more information on area traffic, visit the Washington state Department of Transportation website.