This project stretches more than three northbound miles from Military Road South to South 260th Street. In the area crews will replace concrete, smooth the pavement, replace signs, signs posts and guardrail. They will also restripe the entire section of interstate. Drivers tell us clear, bright striping is very important to them.
Crews will smooth all lanes of northbound I-5 with a specialized diamond grinder then restripe all the lanes with contrast striping. It will make the drive better with fewer potholes, fewer cracks, fewer bumps and it will be easier to see the lanes during rainy weather.
The interstate is made up of thousands of interlocking freeway panels. The panels measure 12' X 15' X 9" deep and are linked together by steel bars called dowel bars. These dowel bars keep the panels connected but still able to bend and flex slightly with the weight of traffic.