While the project stretches from 117th Street near Northgate to Lakeview Boulevard E., crews will work on separate projects inside this five mile area.
Between NE 55th Street and an area just south of Roanoke Avenue, crews will grind down the two right lanes. The wheel ruts in these lanes are deep. The grinder will smooth the surface of the freeway uniform and even again which makes for a much smoother drive.
Crews did similar work in areas to the north and south in 2009. This was a small section that did not get completed. Drivers had good things to say about the 2009 work.
Crews will replace cracked and broken concrete slabs which can be found primarily in lanes one and two. Not only do these lanes see the most traffic, this is the area that was not part of the original I-5 plan and, as a result, are wearing at different rates. The uneven wearing leads to cracking and cracking leads to painfully bumpy rides. Replacing the broken concrete panels will extend the life of the roadway.