I-5 - Federal Way to Blaine construction

Last update: 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 22

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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: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
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.

SeaTac Rest Area Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 140.00
Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing maintenance work at the SeaTac Safety Rest Area in Federal Way.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

SB S Lucile St to Spring St Pavement Repair - #9235

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 143.85 - 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.

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:

  • High Impact: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 – The three left lanes of northbound I-5 between the I-405/SR 518 interchange and MLK Jr. Way will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. This work is weather-dependent.
  • High Impact: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 – The southbound I-405 HOV bypass ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. This work is weather-dependent.
  • High Impact: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 – The Southcenter Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. This work is weather-dependent.
  • High Impact: Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 – The Interurban Avenue South on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday. This work is weather-dependent.

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: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
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.

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

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    Express Lanes Entrances Electronic Sign Replacement - #9272

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.39 - 172.61
    Contact: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
    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:

    • Monday, March 25, to the morning of Tuesday, March 26 – The right lane of southbound 7th Avenue Northeast at the 7th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to the southbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
    • Monday, March 25, to the morning of Friday, March 29 – The 7th Avenue Northeast on-ramp to the southbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
    • Wednesday, March 27, to the morning of Friday, March 29 – The Northeast Ravenna Boulevard on-ramp to the southbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
    • Wednesday, March 27, to the morning of Friday, March 29 – The Northeast Ravenna Boulevard on-ramp to the southbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    SB NE 45th St to NE 130th St Ramp Meter Modification - #9307

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 169.39
    Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
    Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are modifying the ramp meters.
    Work schedule:

    • Monday, March 25, to the morning of Friday, March 29 – The Northeast 45th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

      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: Ed Kane, Project Engineer, 425-225-8743
      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:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      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:

      • Thursday, March 21, to the morning of Friday, March 22 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 116th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    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 I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • Saturday, March 23, to the morning of Friday, March 29 - Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and Starbird Road will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
      • Monday, March 25, to the morning of Thursday, March 28 - All off-ramps on both directions of I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and Starbird Road will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. Crews will close one ramp at a time, with each closure lasting two to four hours.

      Skagit County

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

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    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 I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • Saturday, March 23, to the morning of Friday, March 29 - Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and Starbird Road will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
      • Monday, March 25, to the morning of Thursday, March 28 - All off-ramps on both directions of I-5 between the Stillaguamish River Bridge and Starbird Road will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. Crews will close one ramp at a time, with each closure lasting two to four hours.

      Whatcom County

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.