- During summer 2017, crews will rebuild the northbound I-5 bridge approach slabs at Pacific Avenue in Olympia, which serve as a transition between the asphalt lanes and the concrete bridge.
- This work will require overnight lane reductions on I-5, several on- and off-ramp closures, and two high impact weekends of lane reductions for bridge approach repairs.
- Crews also will grind and repave approximately 10 miles of northbound I-5 in Thurston County between Maytown and Lacey.
- 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.
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.
Summer 2017: Construction
Fall 2017: Project complete
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|2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding)
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Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
How can I get more information?
WSDOT Project Engineer
Claudia Bingham Baker
WSDOT Communications Manager
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