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I-5 - King County Pavement Repair - Complete July 2013

Project Status - Complete
Click here for more information on the Kent area paving. This is section one: northbound I-5 between Military Road (S. 304th Street) and S. 260th Street in Kent.

click here for more information on the University District paving.
This is section two: southbound I-5 between Northgate and Roanoke Street near the University District.

old concrete on I-5 before the project.
Old pavement near the U-District was ground down and repaved. The end result, a smoother ride for drivers.

Bent guardrail that was replaced as part of the project.
We fixed guardrail like this as part of the project.


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.

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
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.
Car GlyphRelieves Congestion
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.

Partnerships & Cooperation


Financial Data for PIN 100505Y
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $13,654
CWA $0
Total $13,654

Contact Us

Kris Olsen
WSDOT Communications

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