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:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, to afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 14 - The westernmost lane of the I-5 express lanes over the Ship Canal Bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for bridge inspection.

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.

Breakaway Cable Terminal Replacement - #9441

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 151.28 - 169.39
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: As part of a safety improvement project, WSDOT contractor crews are upgrading guardrail and terminal ends on several state highways.
Project details
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 4, to the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 5 - The right lane of the ramp from 236th Street SW to southbound I-5 will close 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, to the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 6 - The shoulder of the ramp from northbound I-5 to 236th Street SW will close 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5, to the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 6 - The shoulder of the ramp from southbound I-5 to 220th Street SW will close 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

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

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13 – The Island Crest Way HOV on-ramp to westbound I-90 will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

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.

Utility maintenance - Seattle to Lynnwood

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 171.53 - 180.65
Contact: Hernann Ambion, Seattle City Light, 206-684-3008 
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are relocating existing overhead power lines over I-5 to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project

  • No lane or ramp closures scheduled.

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L300

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/King    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:

  • Monday, Oct. 21, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 25 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to westbound SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 21, to the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 23 - The westbound SR 104 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

    Snohomish County

    Utility maintenance - Seattle to Lynnwood

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 171.53 - 180.65
    Contact: Hernann Ambion, Seattle City Light, 206-684-3008 
    Description: Seattle City Light crews are relocating existing overhead power lines over I-5 to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project

    • No lane or ramp closures scheduled.

    Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L300

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/King    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:

    • Monday, Nov. 4, to the morning of Friday, Nov. 8 - The eastbound SR 104 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
    • Monday, Nov. 4, to the morning of Friday, Nov. 8 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
    • Monday, Nov. 4, to the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8 - 52nd Avenue West between 212th and 208th will be flagged with a single lane in each direction from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. 
    • Monday, Nov. 4, to the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 8 - The right lane of eastbound 220th Street between I-5 and 64th will close from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 
    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, to the morning of Saturday, Nov. 16 - The eastbound SR 104 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, to the morning of Saturday, Nov. 16 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
    • Friday, Nov. 15, to the morning of Monday, Nov. 18 - The I-5 HOV bus ramp to 46th Street will close from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday. 

    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:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    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.

    Maintenance near Lynnwood

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 182.96 - 183.50
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452 
    Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will repair guardrail. 
    Work schedule:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, to the morning of Thursday, Nov. 14 - The HOV lane of northbound I-5 between Maple Road and 164th Street Southwest will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

    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:

    • No lane closures are currently 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:

    • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

    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:

    • Through the morning of Friday, Nov. 15 - Two lanes in each direction of I-5 between SR 530 and SR 534 will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Through the morning of Friday, Nov. 15 - Crews could close ramps in each direction between SR 530 and SR 534 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping work. Signed detours will be in place.
    • Through Friday, Nov. 15 - Up to one lane in each direction of I-5 between SR 530 and SR 534 could be closed around the clock.

    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:

    • Through the morning of Friday, Nov. 15 - Two lanes in each direction of I-5 between SR 534 and SR 530 will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Through the morning of Friday, Nov. 15 - Crews could close ramps in each direction between SR 534 and SR 530 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping work. Signed detours will be in place.
    • Through Friday, Nov. 15 - Up to one lane in each direction of I-5 between SR 534 and SR 530 could be closed around the clock.

    Guardrail Repair - Alger

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 244.3
    Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
    Description: WSDOT crews will repair guardrail.
    Work schedule:

    • Monday, Nov. 11, to the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Crews will close the right lane of southbound I-5 near the Nulle Road interchange from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair.

    Whatcom County

    Utility Work - Bellingham

    Highway: I-5   Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 256
    Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
    Description: Utility crews will do overhead line and pole work.
    Work schedule:

    • Tuesday, Nov. 24, to the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 25 - Crews working for PSE will do utility work near and over all lanes of I-5 in Bellingham. Crews will conduct rolling slowdowns during the overhead work which will mean delays and brief traffic stoppages from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. for travelers in both directions of I-5 between SR 11 and SR 539.

    Rest Area Closure - Custer

    Highway: I-5   Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 267 to 269
    Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
    Description: WSDOT crews will do sewer work and seasonal repairs.
    Work schedule:

    • Wednesday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 14 - Crews will close the northbound and southbound Custer safety rest areas from 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, through 5 p.m. on Nov. 14 for sewer work and seasonal maintenance. Travelers can use the Bow Hill safety rest areas north of Burlington during this closure.