Construction crews finish I-5 work in Olympia!
WSDOT would like to sincerely thank drivers for heeding warnings about potential backups and responding accordingly by staying off of Interstate 5 and US 101 in Olympia while contractor crews completed work over two high-impact weekends replacing a 28 year-old bridge expansion joint.
Just how light was traffic? On Saturday, Sept. 14 between noon and 6 p.m., traffic on southbound I-5 in Olympia was 50 percent less than it was the previous Saturday. This trend continued into the following weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 20 between noon and 6 p.m., traffic on southbound I-5 in Olympia was over 60 percent less.
WSDOT asked the public to alter their plans, take the not-so-convenient scenic routes, or try Amtrak Cascades. You responded overwhelmingly, and for that we are full of gratitude.
You can learn more about this project on the following web page: I-5 Vicinity Tumwater Blvd to Gravelly Lake Dr. - Paving