This work was completed in July 2013
Interstate 5 through King County is nearly 50 years old but was only designed to last 30-40 years. More than 250,000 vehicles, of all types, use I-5 each day. These factors combined with Northwest weather contributed to cracked and rutted concrete in need of repair.
Crews made improvements in two areas:
- southbound I-5 between Northgate and south of Roanoke Street near the University District in Seattle.
- northbound I-5 between S. 317th and S. 260th Streets in Kent.
Work included grinding and replacing concrete panels, guardrail replacement, pothole repair, new signage, and restriping.
Smooth concrete and new concrete panels keep drivers safer from cracks and ruts that can contribute to collisions.
Restriping and new reflective signs help drivers see better at night and during bad weather.
Extending the life of I-5 reduces the need for emergency repairs, which are costly to taxpayers and can cause unwanted congestion during rush hour.
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|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
|2005 Gas Tax (TPA)
|Pre-Existing Funds (PEF)
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