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


September 2017

  • WSDOT has good news for drivers who use northbound I-5 in Olympia. Crews have successfully repaired elements of the Pacific Avenue overpass.
  • WSDOT thanks commuters for their patience during this important work.
  • The remaining work items include final paving and permanent lane striping.

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?
Brian Whitehouse
WSDOT Project Engineer

Claudia Bingham Baker
WSDOT Communications Manager

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