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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

Last update: 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17

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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: The I-5 express lanes are used 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:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - The 9th and Pike Street express ramp to I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
NB S 260th St to Duwamish River Br Concrete Pavement Rehab & 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 webpage
Work schedule:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 19 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between South 188th Street and SR 599 will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 22 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between South 188th Street and South 144th Street will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - The HOV lane and one left lane of southbound I-5 between Sea-Tac/Burien and South 188th Street will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22, to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 26 - The three left lanes, including the HOV lane, of northbound I-5 between SR 516 and Sea-Tac Airport/Burien will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

RAMP CLOSURES

  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 19 - The southbound I-405 HOV off-ramp to northbound I-5 in Southcenter will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to northbound SR 599 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 - The Southcenter Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, to the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 22 - The I-405 HOV on-ramp to northbound I-5 in Southcenter will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  
S 188th St to NE 80th St Camera Installation - #9147

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 152.80 - 172.25
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are installing cameras along I-5 between South 188th Street in SeaTac and Northeast 80th Street in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
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 webpage
Work schedule:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 – The three left lanes of northbound I-5 between The Ship Canal Bridge and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 – The three left lanes of northbound I-5 between Denny Way and SR 520 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

RAMP CLOSURES

  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 - The University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - The Northeast Ravenna Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 23 - The westbound SR 520 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 23 - The northbound I-5 off ramp to Columbian Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 22, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - The northbound I-5 off ramp to the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 24, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 27 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Columbian Way will close at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 24, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 27 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge will close at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Aug. 24, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 27 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street will close at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
SB S Lucile St to Spring St Pavement Repair & ADA Compliance - #9235

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 161.68 - 165.62
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing broken concrete panels, grinding and repaving southbound I-5 and the collector/distributor between Spring Street and South Lucile Street in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Monday, Aug. 13, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 between the Bellevue/Dearborn I-90 interchange and Albro Place/Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Aug. 20, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 - The HOV lane and one left lane of southbound I-5 between the West Seattle Freeway and South Albro Place will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 21, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 23 - Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Union Street and 6th Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Thursday, Aug. 23, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 between the West Seattle Freeway and South Albro Place will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 23, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Union Street and 6th Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sound Transit's East Link Extension - E130

Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 164.00
Contact: Zack Ambrose, Sound Transit, 206-903-7176
Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the East Link light rail extension from Seattle to Redmond.
Project webpage
Work schedule

LANE CLOSURES

  • Sunday, Aug. 12, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 at I-90 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 at I-90 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, Aug. 26, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 31 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 at I-90 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
Express Lanes Entrances Electronic Sign Replacement - #9272

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.39 - 172.61
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing the sign structures and brackets, along with the electrical and fiber optic systems at seven entrances to the I-5 express lanes. A few of the sign structures will also be redesigned to create a better viewing angle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Ship Canal Bridge Deck Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 167.02 - 168.00
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing deck repair work on the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge in Downtown Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
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 webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Ebey Slough Bridge to SR 531 Interchange Paving & 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: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 between SR 531 and SR 529, and about 7-miles of northbound I-5 between SR 529 and 136th Street Northeast in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Saturday, Aug. 18, to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 19 – One lane of northbound I-5 between the Ebey Slough Bridge and 116th Street Northeast will close at 8 p.m., a second lane will close at 11:30pm. All lanes will reopen by 8:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 – One lane of northbound I-5 between the Ebey Slough Bridge and 116th Street Northeast will be closed from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 – Two lanes of northbound I-5 between the Ebey Slough Bridge and 116th Street Northeast will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

RAMP CLOSURES

  • No ramp closures are scheduled.
116th St NE Interchange - Tulalip Tribes Lead

Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 202.20 – 202.70
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: Tulalip Tribes contractor crews are reconstructing the I-5/116th Street Northeast interchange in Marysville.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Aug. 15, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 17 - The left lane of northbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and EB 136th Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 24, to the morning of Monday, Aug. 27 – The 116th Street Northeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br Paving & ADA Compliance - #9231

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 209.09 - 219.82
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repairing 10 miles of concrete on northbound I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 24 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 between Branstrom Road and Starbird Road will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
Stanwood to Mount Vernon Area: Northwest Washington Cable Barrier Upgrades - #9144

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 215.12 - 225.48 and 230.90 - 234.61
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Petersen Brothers are upgrading nearly 40 miles of median cable barrier on six different highways in four different counties. Work on each stretch will take about two weeks and the contractor will complete one section before moving on to the next. Neighbors living near the work zones will hear a drill rig, which often sounds like a vehicle revving its engine, drilling, clunking and thudding as bases and posts are put into place. If you have noise complaints about this project, call the toll-free noise hotline at 1-888-808-4DOT (4368).
More project information
Work schedule:

  • This project is complete. No additional lane closures are expected.

Bellingham Area WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 253.7
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT's transportation data office will replace sensors in the road.
Work schedule:
Monday, Aug. 20 to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 21 -
WSDOT crews will close one lane of southbound I-5 near Lakeway Drive from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for road sensor replacement.