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I-5 paving set to roll between Martin Way and Maytown

Monday, May 15, 2017 - 13:26

Doug Adamson, communications, 360-357-2716

LACEY – Late night construction crews are set to start repaving stretches of Interstate 5 in Thurston County. The $5.4 million construction project will occur on northbound I-5 between Maytown and Lacey, and southbound I-5 between Tumwater and Maytown, starting Monday, May 22.

“I-5 is a critical highway in Washington,” said Washington State Department of Transportation Project Engineer Dewayne Matlock. “This work to keep the pavement in good condition will ensure that I-5 stays functional and reliable for the thousands of drivers who use it each day.”

WSDOT contractor crews initially will repair cracks and ruts. Crews will then close some lanes each night for paving. The number of lanes closed will vary. Most lane closures will occur at night to help minimize delays to the 65,000 to 124,000 vehicles that use I-5 each day through this area.

Crews will also rebuild the northbound I-5 Pacific Avenue bridge approach slabs and repair expansion joints. The work will require two weekends of daytime and nighttime lane restrictions on northbound I-5. WSDOT will announce the dates of this high-impact work once it is scheduled.

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