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I-5 - N of Maytown Rd to Martin Way - Paving


May 2017

  • Beginning May 22, crews will repave approximately 10 miles of northbound and southbound I-5 in Thurston County. The project will occur on northbound I-5 between Maytown and Lacey, and southbound I-5 between Tumwater and Maytown.
  • This work will require night lane reductions and ramp closures.  
  • Crews also will rebuild the northbound I-5 bridge approach slabs at Pacific Avenue in Olympia. Bridge approach slabs serve as a transition between asphalt lanes and the concrete bridge. In addition, workers will also repair bridge expansion joints.
  • In order to repair the bridge elements, drivers can expect two high impact weekends of lane reductions. This work is scheduled to begin mid-summer.
  • Information about traffic impacts will be available at the Olympic Region Construction and Traffic Updates web page.

Why is WSDOT repaving and repairing this section of northbound I-5?
The pavement is worn with cracks and ruts that can lead to potholes and pavement degradation. The bridge approach slabs are settling and need occasional emergency repairs.

Grinding off the old pavement, repairing the bridge approach slabs and repaving the highway and ramps will extend the useful life of the facilities, reduce maintenance needs and provide a smooth driving surface for many years to come.

The northbound I-5 exit to Pacific Avenue in Olympia carries up to 25,000 vehicles a day. Between 65,000 and 124,000 vehicles a day use northbound and southbound I-5 within the project limits.

The End Result
This highway preservation project will create improved driving conditions for thousands of drivers who use northbound Interstate 5 in Thurston County.

Project Benefits
Rebuilding the bridge approach and repaving the highway surface helps reduce potholes and wheel ruts, and extends the life of the pavement for commuters and freight.

What is the project timeline?
March 6, 2017: Contract awarded to Tucci & Sons, Inc. 
Spring 2017: Construction
Fall 2017: Project complete

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 300502D
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $5,451
CWA $0
Total $5,451

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How can I get more information?
Dewayne Matlock
WSDOT Project Engineer

Claudia Bingham Baker
WSDOT Communications Manager

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