I-5 - Federal Way to Blaine construction

Last update: 4:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18

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King County

Express Lanes Schedule Changes

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.29 - 172.43
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: The I-5 express lanes are used to assist the flow of traffic during busy travel times. These lanes are scheduled to move in the direction that will relieve the most congestion from the transportation system.
Express lanes schedule
Work schedule:

  • No changes are scheduled.

NB S 260th St to Duwamish River Br Concrete Pavement Rehab & ADA - #8992

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 147.64 – 156.51
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are rehabilitating northbound I-5 between South 260th Street in Des Moines and the Duwamish River Bridge in Tukwila.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 21, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 25 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between South 260th Street and South 178th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

Tukwila Guardrail Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 152.30
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews will replace damaged guardrail along southbound I-5 near Tukwila.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 24 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to South 188th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.

NB MLK Jr Way to NE Ravenna Br Pavement Repair - #8952

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 157.44 - 170.28
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing 37 expansion joints and large sections of concrete pavement on northbound I-5 between MLK Junior Way South/SR 900 in Tukwila and Northeast Ravenna Boulevard in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

SB S Lucile St to Spring St Pavement Repair & ADA Compliance - #9235

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 161.68 - 165.62
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing broken concrete panels, grinding and repaving southbound I-5 and the collector/distributor between Spring Street and South Lucile Street in Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Sound Transit's East Link Extension - E130

Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 164.00
Contact: Zack Ambrose, Sound Transit, 206-903-7176
Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the East Link light rail extension from Seattle to Redmond.
Project webpage
Work schedule

  • Sunday, Jan. 27, to the morning of Friday, Feb. 1 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 at the I-90 interchange will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.

Express Lanes Entrances Electronic Sign Replacement - #9272

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.39 - 172.61
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing the sign structures and brackets, along with the electrical and fiber optic systems at seven entrances to the I-5 express lanes. A few of the sign structures will also be redesigned to create a better viewing angle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Seattle Guardrail Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 166.50 - 167.20
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews will replace damaged guardrail along northbound I-5 in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Jan. 20, to the morning of Monday, Jan. 21 - The left lane of northbound I-5 between the Stewart Street/Denny Street exit and Mercer Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Seattle Overhead Sign Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 167.20
Contact: Ally Barrera, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT Maintenance crews will place a new overhead sign near the Mercer Street off-ramp to southbound I-5.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Jan. 27, to the morning of Monday, Jan. 28 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

    Snohomish County

    SB 236th St SW to 44th Ave W Peak Transit Shoulder Use - #9277

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 178.28 - 180.65
    Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
    Description: WSDOT contractor crews are adding a bus shoulder lane on southbound I-5 between the Lynnwood Park & Ride and the Mountlake Terrace transit stop. Community Transit and Sound Transit buses will be the primary users of this new lane.
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    Et Al 5th Ave Vic to I-5 Paving, ADA Compliance & Expansion Joints - #9053

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 189.35
    Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
    Description: WSDOT contractor crews are grinding and repaving SR 526/Boeing Freeway in Everett from west of Evergreen Way to Southeast Everett Mall Way.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    Ebey Slough Bridge to SR 531 Interchange Paving & ADA Compliance - #9028

    Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 198.50 – 200.50
    Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
    Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 between SR 531 and SR 529, and about 7-miles of northbound I-5 between SR 529 and 136th Street Northeast in Marysville.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • Wednesday, Jan. 23, to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 24 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Smokey Point Rest Area and Twin Lakes Park will be closed from 7 p.m. to 4:45 a.m. This work is weather-dependent. 
    • Thursday, Jan. 24, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 25 - The 88th Street Northeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This work is weather-dependent. 

    116th St NE Interchange - Tulalip Tribes Lead

    Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 202.20 – 202.70
    Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
    Description: Tulalip Tribes contractor crews are reconstructing the I-5/116th Street Northeast interchange in Marysville.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br Paving & ADA Compliance - #9231

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 209.09 - 219.82
    Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
    Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repairing 10 miles of concrete on northbound I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    Skagit County

    • No lane closures on I-5 in Skagit County are currently scheduled.

    Whatcom County

    Custer Rest Area - Water Testing Work

    Highway: I-5   Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost: 267-269
    Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
    Description: Custer Water Association will do water testing work.
    Work schedule:

    • Monday, Jan. 21 - Maintenance crews will close the ramps and facilities at the Custer Rest Area, north of Bellingham, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 while the water association that provides water to this facility does water testing.