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Byline: Manuel Valdes
Jul. 11--From dawn to dusk.
That's how long commuters should expect traffic backups on northbound Interstate 5 this summer while the state Department of Transportation (DOT) closes at least two lanes -- all day -- for nearly three straight weeks in August.
The extensive lane closures for construction will drastically slow traffic on I-5 and trigger congestion throughout the area.
The DOT expects backups on Interstate 405, the Interstate 90 bridge, Highway 99 and surface streets south of downtown Seattle.
In terms of drivers affected, this is the largest-scale DOT highway closure ever in Seattle, said Jamie …