I-5 - Federal Way to Blaine construction

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King County

Express Lanes Schedule Changes

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.29 - 172.43
Contact: Thomas Charlson, Communications, 206-440-4699
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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

SB S Lucile St to Spring St Pavement Repair - #9235

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 143.85 - 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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

S 200th St On-Ramp To SB I-5 - Metered Shoulder - #9439

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 151.28
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are installing a ramp meter and restriping the lanes on the South 200th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

S 192nd St to Normandy Pk & SR 509 to SR 99 Paving & ADA & Deck & Seismic - #9357

Highway: SR 509    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 154.00 - 155.00
Contact: Aleta Borschowa, Project Engineer, 206-768-5601
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving both directions of SR 509 between South 192nd Street and South Normandy Road in Normandy Park/Burien. Crews are also upgrading select curb ramps between Criminal Justice College and Southwest 185th Street in order to create better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities.
Project webpage
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: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing expansion joints and 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:

  • High Impact – Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – All lanes of the northbound I-5 mainline just north of the I-90 Interchange will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. During this time, all traffic will be shifted to the collector-distributor lanes.
  • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Edgar Martinez Drive will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The three right lanes of northbound I-5 between Corson Avenue South and South Forest Street/6th Avenue will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The three right lanes of northbound I-5 between James Street and Yesler Way will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, August 21, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The four left lanes of northbound I-5 between South Boeing Access Road and South Albro Place will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, August 21, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The South Spokane Street/West Seattle Bridge on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

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

  • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The right lane of northbound I-5 at the I-90 Interchange will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    Washington State Convention Center & Freeway Park Tunnels Lighting Controls Upgrade - #9331

    Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.00 - 165.75
    ContactEvelyn Pao, Project Engineer, 206-440-4981
    Description: WSDOT contractor crews will upgrade the lighting control under the Convention Center.
    Work schedule

    • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The two left lanes of southbound I-5 at Pike Street will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The two right lanes of northbound I-5 between 8th Avenue South and Pike Street will close from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
    • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The Cherry Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4:30 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: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
    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 Maintenance

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 168.02 - 169.39
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: WSDOT bridge maintenance crews will make repairs to the bridge deck.
    Work schedule:

    • Friday, Aug. 16, to the morning of Sunday, Aug. 18 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 on the Ship Canal Bridge will close from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. nightly. The Northeast 45th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed with a signed detour. 

    SB NE 45th St to NE 130th St Ramp Meter Modification - #9307

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 169.39
    Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
    Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are modifying the ramp meters.
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    Utility Maintenance from Seattle to Lynnwood

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 171.01 - 181.55
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: Seattle City Light crews will relocate existing overhead power lines on I-5 near Northeast 185th Street in Shoreline. This work will support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project.
    Work schedule:

    • Monday, Aug. 19, to the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Rolling slowdowns will be conducted on both directions of I-5 between Northeast 80th Street in Seattle and 196th Street Southwest in Lynnwood from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 

    Sound Transit's Maple Leaf Portal - N160

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 171.00 - 171.53
    ContactJay Cooper, WSDOT Regional Transit Coordination, 206-716-1102
    Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Maple Leaf Portal as part of the Northgate Link light rail extension.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • Sunday, August 18, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The right lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 70th Street to Northeast 85th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Sunday, August 18, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 85th Street will close with a signed detour from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.  
    • Sunday, August 18, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The Northeast 70th Street off-ramp to northbound I-5 will close with a signed detour from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L200

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 172.77 - 177.76
    ContactJay Cooper, WSDOT Regional Transit Coordination, 206-716-1102
    Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Lynnwood Link light rail extension from Northgate Transit Center to Northeast 200th Street.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • Friday, August 16, to the morning of Sunday, August 18 – The HOV lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 175th Street and SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. nightly.
    • Friday, August 16, to the morning of Sunday, August 18 – The left lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 175th Street and SR 104 will close from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. nightly.
    • Friday, August 16, to the morning of Sunday, August 18 – The center lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 175th Street and SR 104 will close from 11:00 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
    • Friday, August 16, to the morning of Sunday, August 18 – The right lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 175th Street and SR 104 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
    • Friday, August 16, to the morning of Sunday, August 18 – The Northeast 175th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 to 7 p.m. nightly.
    • Friday, August 16, to the morning of Sunday, August 18 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 104/Ballinger Way will close from 11 to 7 p.m. nightly.
    • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The right lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 175th Street and SR 104 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Monday, August 19, to the morning of Thursday, August 22 – The Northeast 175th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Tuesday, August 20, to the morning of Thursday, August 22 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to SR 104/Ballinger Way will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Thursday, August 22, to the morning of Friday, August 23 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 130th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

      Snohomish County

      Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L300

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 177.76 - 180.65
      ContactJay Cooper, WSDOT Regional Transit Coordination, 206-716-1102
      Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Lynnwood Link light rail extension from Northeast 200th Street to Lynnwood Transit Station.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      SR 104 VIC to 164th ST SW I/C paving & EX Joint & ADA - #9330

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 177.72 - 184.36
      Contact: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
      Description: WSDOT contractor crews will grind and repave 2.2 miles of northbound I-5 between SR 104 in Mountlake Terrace and 164th Street Southwest in Lynnwood. They will also resurface the collector-distributor lanes on both directions of I-5 at SR 104 and 164th Street Southwest, along with most of the I-5 on- and off-ramps in this area.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • Sunday, Aug. 18, to the morning of Thursday, Aug. 22 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between Northeast 175th Street and 196th Street Southwest/SR 524  will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. 
      • Sunday, Aug. 18, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23 - The 164th Street Southwest ramps to northbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. (Will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday night.) 
      • Sunday, Aug. 18, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between 196th Street Southwest/SR 524 and 128th Street Southwest/SR 96 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
      • Thursday, Aug. 22, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23 - Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between 236th Street Southwest and Northeast 175th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
      • Thursday, Aug. 22, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23 - 228th Street/230th Street will fully close from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

      SB 236th St SW to 44th Ave W Peak Transit Shoulder Use - #9277

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 178.28 - 180.65
      Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
      Description: WSDOT contractor crews are adding a bus shoulder lane on southbound I-5 between the Lynnwood Park & Ride and the Mountlake Terrace transit stop. Community Transit and Sound Transit buses will be the primary users of this new lane.
      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: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
      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:

      • Wednesday, June 26, to the morning of Friday, June 28 - At least one right lane of northbound I-5 between SR 529 and 88th Street Northeast will close from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. nightly. 
      • Wednesday, June 26, to the morning of Friday, June 28 - Two right lanes of northbound I-5 between SR 529 and 88th Street Northeast will close from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly.
      • Wednesday, June 26, to the morning of Friday, June 28 - The SR 528 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. nightly. 

      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:

      • Thursday, July 25, to the morning of Friday, July 26 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and 116th Street Northeast will close from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. 

      Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br Paving & ADA Compliance - #9231

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    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 I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • Saturday, Aug. 17, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 23 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and SR 530/SR 534 will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 

      Skagit County

      Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br Paving & ADA Compliance - #9231

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    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 I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • Monday, July 29, to the morning of Friday, Aug. 2 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and SR 530/SR 534 will be closed around-the-clock from 7:30 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Friday. 

      Whatcom County

      Bellingham Area Utility Work

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 250.00 - 256.00
      Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: WSDOT utility crews are replacing utility poles that will cause slowdowns on I-5.
      Work schedule:

      • Tuesday, July 16 - Slowdowns on northbound I-5 at SR 11/Chuckanut Drive from 12:01 to 4 a.m.
      • Tuesday, July 16 - Slowdowns on southbound I-5 at SR 539/Guide Meridian from 12:01 to 4 a.m.
      • Monday, July 22 - Slowdowns on northbound I-5 at SR 11/Chuckanut Drive from 12:01 to 4 a.m.
      • Monday, July 22 - Slowdowns on southbound I-5 at SR 539/Guide Meridian from 12:01 to 4 a.m.

      Bellingham Maintenance

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 253.00 - 254.00
      Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are taking measurements for a future sign installation. They will also remove brush along the highway and ramps.
      Work schedule:

      • Sunday, July 28, to the morning of Monday, July 29 – Crews will close the right lane of northbound I-5 between Lakeway Drive and Iowa Street, the on-ramp to northbound I-5 from Lakeway Drive and the northbound I-5 off-ramp to Iowa Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Drivers can followed a posted detour during this work.

      Bellingham Area Bridge Inspection Work

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 253.60
      Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: WSDOT bridge crews will perform a routine inspection of southbound I-5 in Bellingham.
      Work schedule:

      • Wednesday, July 17, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The left lane of southbound I-5 at Ohio Street will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

      Bellingham Guardrail Repair

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 255.40
      Contact: Andrea Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will repair guardrail on I-5 at Squalicum Creek. 
      Work schedule:

      • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The left lane of southbound I-5 just north of SR 542/East Sunset Drive will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.