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:

  • Friday, July 12, to the morning of Sunday, July 14 - All lanes of the I-5 express lanes will close from 11 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Sunday. 

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:

  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The 6th Avenue South/James Street on-ramp to the southbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The southbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes off-ramp to South Dearborn Way will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The southbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes off-ramp to South Airport Way will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.
  • High Impact - Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The southbound I-5 collector/distributor will close at Airport Way from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. During this time, all traffic will exit via the Airport Way off-ramp and follow the signed detours in place to access southbound I-5. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Wednesday, July 17, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The southbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes off-ramp to Edgar Martinez Drive/4th Avenue South will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.
  • Wednesday, July 17, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The HOV lane of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor lanes ramp to eastbound I-90 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather-dependent.
  • High Impact - Wednesday, July 17, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – All lanes of the southbound I-5 mainline just south of James Street be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. During this time, all traffic will be shifted to the collector-distributor lanes. This work is weather-dependent.

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 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:

  • Saturday, July 13, to the morning of Sunday, July 14 - The four left lanes of northbound I-5 between South Boeing Access Road and Albro Place will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • High Impact – Monday, July 15, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – 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, July 15, to the morning of Friday, July 19 - The two left lanes of northbound I-5 between Pine Street and the Ship Canal Bridge will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Tuesday, July 16 - The three right lanes of northbound I-5 between South Boeing Access Road and Albro Place will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Tuesday, July 16 - The South Boeing Access Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Tuesday, July 16 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Swift Avenue will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Tuesday, July 16 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 45th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Tuesday, July 16 - The right lane of southbound I-5 between Northeast Ravenna Boulevard and Northeast 50th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The left lane of southbound I-5 between Northeast Ravenna Boulevard and Northeast 50th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 – The two right lanes of northbound I-5 between Northeast 45th Street and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The four left lanes of northbound I-5 between South Boeing Access Road and Albro Place will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The Northeast Ravenna Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – The Olive Way on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Olive Way will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – The two right lanes of northbound I-5 between Northeast 45th Street and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – The Northeast 50th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 – The two left lanes of northbound I-5 between Mid Boeing Field and South Othello Street will close from 9 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

  • 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 - 169.39
    Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
    Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will perform concrete bridge deck repair on the southbound I-5 Ship Canal Bridge.  
    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:

    • No lane or ramp closures are 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.

      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:

      • Monday, July 8, to the morning of Friday, July 12 – The right lane of southbound I-5 at 220th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
      • Monday, July 8, to the morning of Friday, July 12 – The southbound I-5 off-ramp to 220th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.

      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, July 14, to the morning of Monday, July 15 - A single lane of northbound I-5 at SR 104 will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Sunday, July 14, to the morning of Monday, July 15 - The northbound I-5 off- and on-ramps to and from 220th Street Southwest will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at 236th Street Southwest will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to 236th Street Southwest will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The 236th Street Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17  - SR 104 collector on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at 220th Street Southwest will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Tuesday, July 16, to the morning of Thursday, July 18 - The northbound I-5 off- and on-ramps to and from 220th Street Southwest will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at 236th Street Southwest will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to 236th Street Southwest will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 - The 236th Street Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Saturday, July 20 - SR 104 collector on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 

      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:

      • Wednesday, July 10, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - The 116th Street Northeast on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. 
      • Wednesday, July 10, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - The 116th Street Northeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
      • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to 116th Street Northeast will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent.
      • Monday, July 15, to the morning of Wednesday, July 17 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at 116th Street Northeast will close from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 
      • Wednesday, July 17, to the morning of Friday, July 19 - The 116th Street Northeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. 

      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:

      • Thursday, July 18, to the morning of Friday, July 19 - Crews will close the right two lanes of southbound I-5 at milepost 211, south of SR 532, from 1 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge deck work. The off-ramp to 236th Street/exit 210 will also close during this work. A signed detour will be in place. Travelers should plan for lengthy delays.

      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:

      • Wednesday, July 10, to the morning of Friday, July 12 - The on- and off-ramps at the I-5/SR 532 interchange will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather-dependent. The ramps will not close simultaneously.

      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 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.