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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

Last update: 5:55 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 for real-time traffic and weather updates. 

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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: WSDOT uses the I-5 express lanes 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 changes are scheduled.
NB S 260th St to Duwamish River Br Concrete Pavement Rehab and 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:

  • Monday, Feb. 12, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 16 - The two right lanes of northbound I-5 between South 188th Street/Orillia Road and the I-405/SR 518 interchange will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
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:

  • Monday, Feb. 12, to the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 13 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between Corson Avenue South and the I-90 off-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 12, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 16 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between the I-90 off-ramp and Seneca Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 16 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Madison Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
South Seattle Guardrail Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 160.56 - 161.20
Contact: Gordon Elley, WSDOT Maintenance, 206-389-2077
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing guardrail repair work on southbound I-5 in South Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Feb. 18, to the morning of Monday, Feb. 19 - The HOV lane on southbound I-5 between South Albro Place and South Othello Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
Seattle Ramp Meter Installation Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 167.02
Contact: Lisa VanCise, Communications, 206-440-4702
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are installing ramp-metering equipment on the Mercer Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • Saturday, Feb. 24, to the morning of Sunday, Feb. 25 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Mountlake Terrace Pothole Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 179.28
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are repairing potholes on southbound I-5 near Mountlake Terrace.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 23 - The right lane of southbound I-5 at 220th Street Southwest will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 23 - The HOV bypass lane of the 220th Street Southwest on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.

Everett Bridge Deck Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 194.00 - 195.00
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are repairing areas of the bridge deck on the Snohomish River Bridge on northbound I-5 in Everett.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Feb. 19, to the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 21 - The two left lanes of northbound I-5 on the Snohomish River Bridge will be closed, starting with the far left lane at 9 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. 
Ebey Slough Bridge to SR 531 Interchange Paving and 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: About 15 miles of I-5 is getting a new layer of asphalt in the Marysville area during the summer of 2017. This project will repave an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 from just north of SR 531 to SR 529. Crews will also repave about 7 miles of northbound I-5 from SR 529 to just north of 136th Street Northeast.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Work suspended until Spring 2018.
Northwest Washington Cable Barrier Upgrades

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: 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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Mount Vernon Mobile Sweeping Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 226.00 - 228.00
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing a mobile sweeping operation on northbound I-5 in Mount Vernon.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 23 - A single lane of northbound I-5 between Kincaid Street and the Skagit River Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.


 

Whatcom County

Northwest Washington Cable Barrier Upgrades

Highway: I-5 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 273.93 - 276.14, 262.40 - 265.96, 255.45 - 258.30 and 251.34 - 252.13
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:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 21 to Friday, Feb. 23 - Crews will close the left lanes of I-5 in both directions nightly from 7 p.m. until 11:59 a.m. from Peace Portal Drive to D Street near Blaine.
  • Sunday, Feb. 25 to Friday, March 2 - Crews will close the left lanes of I-5 in both directions nightly from 7 p.m. until 11:59 a.m. from Peace Portal Drive to D Street near Blaine.
Bellingham Guardrail Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 253.00
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are repairing guardrail damaged during a crash.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Feb. 18 to the morning of Monday, Feb. 19 - The northbound I-5 on-ramp from Lakeway Drive will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This closure is weather dependent.