I-5 - Federal Way to Blaine construction

Last update: 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 20

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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:

  • Saturday, May 25 – Express lanes will be open in the southbound direction from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25 – Express lanes will be open in the northbound direction from 1:45 to 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 27 – Express lanes will be open in the southbound direction from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 27 – Express lanes will be open in the northbound direction from 1:45 to 11:00 p.m.

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:

  • High Impact - Monday, May 13, to the morning of Friday, May 17 - All lanes of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor at Airport Way will be closed from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. During this time, all traffic will exit at Airport Way and follow the signed detour in place (pdf 291 kb) to access southbound I-5. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Monday, May 13, to the morning of Friday, May 17 - The Spring Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
  • Monday, May 13, to the morning of Friday, May 17 - The 6th Avenue/James Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
  • High Impact - Friday, May 17, to the morning of Saturday, May 18 - All lanes of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor at Airport Way will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. During this time, all traffic will exit at Airport Way and follow the signed detour in place (pdf 291 kb) to access southbound I-5. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Friday, May 17, to the morning of Saturday, May 18 - The Spring Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. This work is weather-dependent. 
  • Friday, May 17, to the morning of Saturday, May 18 - The 6th Avenue/James Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. This work is weather-dependent. 

South King County Maintenance

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 143.79 - 154.00
Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are grinding and repaving portions of I-5 between South 320th Street and South 272nd Street.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 15, to the morning of Thursday, May 16 – The South 320th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Wednesday, May 22 – The southbound I-5 off-ramp to South 188th Street/Orillia Road South will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Wednesday, May 22 – The two right lanes of southbound I-5 at South 188th Street/Orillia Road South will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, May 22, to the morning of Thursday, May 23 – The right lane of northbound I-5 at SR 516 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 23, to the morning of Friday, May 24 – The right lane of southbound I-5 at South 272nd Street will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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.

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:

  • Saturday, May 18, to the morning of Sunday, May 19 – The four right lanes of northbound I-5 between Mid Boeing Field and South Albro Place will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Saturday, May 18, to the morning of Sunday, May 19 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Swift Avenue South will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Friday, May 24 – The four right lanes of northbound I-5 between Mid Boeing Field and South Albro Place will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Friday, May 24 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Swift Avenue South will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Thursday, May 23 – The two right lanes of northbound I-5 between South Albro Place and South Spokane Street/West Seattle Freeway will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Monday, May 20, to the morning of Wednesday, May 22 – The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between Pine Street and Marion Street will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Thursday, May 23, to the morning of Friday, May 24 – The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between Pine Street and Marion Street will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.

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

  • 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.

    Ship Canal Bridge Maintenance

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 168.02 - 169.65
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are repairing portions of the southbound I-5 Ship Canal bridge deck. 
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    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:

    • Monday, May 20, to the afternoon of Thursday, May 23 – The right lane of the North 85th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

      Snohomish County

      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:

      • Tuesday, May 14, to the morning of Wednesday, May 15 - The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between SR 528 and the Ebey Slough Bridge will close from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
      • Tuesday, May 14, to the morning of Wednesday, May 15 - The SR 528 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
      • Wednesday, May 15 - The right lane of southbound I-5 between SR 528 and the Ebey Slough Bridge will close from 1 to 5 a.m.
      • Wednesday, May 15, to the morning of Thursday, May 16 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and 116th Street Northeast will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

      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 are scheduled.

      Smokey Point Rest Area Maintenance

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 207.00
      Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are installing posts for gates that will go up at the northbound and southbound Smokey Point rest area. 
      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:

      • Tuesday, May 21, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and SR 532/Standwood-Bryant Road will close from 9:45 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. nightly.
      • Wednesday, May 22, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 between Branstrom Road and SR 534/Conway will close from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
      • Tuesday, May, 21, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - The two right lanes of southbound I-5 between the Stilliguamish River Bridge and SR 532/Stanwood-Bryant Road from 9:45 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. nightly. 
      • Tuesday, May, 21, to the evening of Friday, May 24 - Both directions of 268th Street Northwest at I-5 will fully close from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 

      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:

      • Tuesday, May 21, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and SR 532/Standwood-Bryant Road will close from 9:45 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. nightly.
      • Wednesday, May 22, to the morning of Friday, May 24 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 between Branstrom Road and SR 534/Conway will close from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

      Whatcom County

      Bellingham Maintenance

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 254.9
      ContactAlly Barrera, Communications, 206-440-4457
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are replacing a concrete panel on northbound I-5 near the Sunset Drive Interchange. 
      Work schedule:

      • High Impact - Saturday, May 18, to the morning Sunday, May 19 - The left lane of northbound I-5 just south of Sunset Drive will close from 4:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.