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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

Last update: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22

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Express Lanes Schedule Changes

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.29 - 172.43
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT uses the I-5 express lanes to assist the flow of traffic during busy travel times. These lanes are scheduled to move in the direction that will relieve the most congestion from the transportation system.
Express lanes schedule
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
NB S 260th St to Duwamish River Br Concrete Pavement Rehab and ADA - #8992

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 147.64 – 156.51
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are rehabilitating northbound I-5 between South 260th Street in Des Moines and the Duwamish River Bridge in Tukwila.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Sept. 22, to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23 - Northbound I-5 traffic will be reduced to two lanes between South 260th Street and Southcenter from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 24 - Northbound I-5 traffic will be reduced to two lanes between South 260th Street and Southcenter from 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 24 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to westbound SR 516 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 24 - The eastbound SR 516 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29 - Up to four lanes of northbound I-5 between SR 516 and Interurban Avenue South will be closed nightly beginning with the left lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The westbound SR 516 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to westbound SR 516 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Sept. 29, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 2 - Northbound I-5 traffic will be reduced to two lanes between the I-405/SR 518 interchange and the Duwamish River Bridge beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • Friday, Sept. 29, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 2 - The HOV lane on northbound I-5 between Southcenter and the Duwamish River Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
NB MLK Jr Way to NE Ravenna Br Pavement Repair - #8952

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 157.44 - 170.28
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing 37 expansion joints and large sections of concrete pavement on northbound I-5 between MLK Junior Way South/SR 900 in Tukwila and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard in Seattle.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 50th Street and Ravenna Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The Northeast 50th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Ravenna Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent. 
  • Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between Cherry Street and Olive Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29 - The Olive Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Olive Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30, to the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30, to the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Saturday, Sept. 30, to the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.

Seattle Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 168.00
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are replacing an impact attenuator and performing pavement repair work on the I-5/SR 520 ramps in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Monday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 27 - The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Wednesday, Sept. 27, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28 - The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 28 - The left lane of southbound I-5 between SR 520 and Boylston Avenue will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Thursday, Sept. 28, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29 - The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
Ship Canal Bridge Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 168.34
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing bridge deck repair work on the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Sept. 30 - The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between Northeast 50th Street and Boylston Avenue will be closed from 2 to 10 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Sunday, Oct. 1 - The two right lanes of southbound I-5 between Northeast 50th Street and Boylston Avenue will be closed from 2 to 10 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Sunday, Oct. 1 - The Northeast 45th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 2 to 10 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
Et Al 5th Ave Vic to I-5 Paving, ADA Compliance & Expansion Joints - #9053

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 189.35
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are grinding and repaving SR 526/Boeing Freeway in Everett from west of Evergreen Way to Southeast Everett Mall Way.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Saturday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 24 - The ramp from northbound Southeast Everett Mall Way/State Route 99 to northbound I-5 will be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 10 a.m.
Ebey Slough Bridge to SR 531 Interchange Paving and ADA Compliance - #9028

Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 198.50 – 200.50
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: About 15 miles of I-5 is getting a new layer of asphalt in the Marysville area during the summer of 2017. This project will repave an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 from just north of SR 531 to SR 529. Crews will also repave about 7 miles of northbound I-5 from SR 529 to just north of 136th Street Northeast.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Friday, Sept. 22, to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 23 - The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between the 116th Street Northeast and the Smokey Point Rest Area will be closed nightly beginning with the right lane at 11 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 24 - The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between the 116th Street Northeast and the Smokey Point Rest Area will be closed nightly beginning with the right lane at 10 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Monday, Sept. 25 - The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between the 116th Street Northeast and the Smokey Point Rest Area will be closed nightly beginning with the right lane at 7 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Fisher Creek Fish Passage - #8840

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 218.51 – 220.16
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are removing a culvert, building twin 110-foot-long bridges and rebuilding the creek bed to a more natural state to allow for better fish passage.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • Until further notice - Northbound I-5 traffic is using the new bridge over Fisher Creek just past Starbird Road. The left lane is closed until further notice and the speed limit is reduced to 60 mph. Expect this lane closure to be in place until October as crews use the median to work on stream restoration.
Hill Ditch Bridge to Joe Leary Slough Paving - #8863

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 219.79 – 231.80
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7100
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving sections in both directions of I-5 between Starbird Way and SR 11/Chuckanut Drive in Skagit County. The seven on-and-off-ramps in this stretch are included in the work zone.
Project website
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.