Downtown Seattle and SODO construction

Last update: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7

This information changes frequently so please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 or for real-time traffic and weather updates. For city street closure information check with the Seattle Department of Transportation.

I-5

Express Lanes Schedule Changes

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.29 - 172.43
ContactNicole 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:

  • Sunday, Dec. 9 - The opening of the southbound I-5 express lanes will be delayed until 10:45 a.m. for the Jingle Bell Run
  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 - The express lanes will be on the weekend schedule for the Christmas holiday.

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:

  • Monday, Dec. 10, to the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 11 - The left lane of northbound I-5 near the Swift Avenue ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
  • Monday, Dec. 10, to the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 11 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Edgar Martinez Way will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, to the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 12 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, to the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13 - The Dearborn Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 14 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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
ContactZack 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: 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.

SR 99

S Cloverdale St to Duwamish River Paving & ADA Compliance - #9239

Highway: SR 99    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 25.90 - 30.00
Contact: Aleta Borschowa, Project Engineer, 206-768-5601
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are repaving the roadway and replacing the ADA ramps between the sidewalk and the street at some locations, which will provide better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project

Highway: SR 99    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 30.36 - 32.86
Contact: Laura Newborn, Communications, 206-805-2871
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are building a new SR 99 tunnel through downtown Seattle.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8, to the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 9 - The Royal Brougham on-ramp to northbound SR 99 will close at 5 a.m. on Saturday and reopen at noon on Sunday. This work is weather-dependent. 

Roy St to N 145th St Paving & ADA Compliance - #9256

Highway: SR 99    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 32.90 - 40.48
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT construction crews are grinding and repaving 7.5 miles of SR 99/Aurora Avenue North between Roy Street and North 145th Street in Seattle. Dozens of pedestrian ramps will also be rebuilt. The BAT lane is the Business Access and Transit lane. 
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Monday. Dec. 3, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 7 - The left lane of SR 99 between North 75th Street and North 98th Street will be closed in both directions from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Friday, Dec. 7, to the morning of Monday, Dec. 10 - The southbound SR 99 BAT lane between Winona Avenue and North 82nd Street will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 
  • Friday, Dec. 7, to the morning of Sunday, Dec. 10 - One lane of southbound SR 99 between Winona Avenue and North 82nd Street will be closed from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. nightly. 

Aurora Bridge Painting (Stage 2) - #9168

Highway: SR 99    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 34.17 - 34.73
Contact: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
Description: WSDOT construction crews are cleaning and repainting the Aurora Bridge. Crews are also grinding and repaving the driving surface of the bridge, and repairing seven expansion joints.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

SR 513

West Approach Bridge North - #8625

Highway: SR 513    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 0.00
Contact: SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, 206-770-3554
Description: The West Approach Bridge North Project is the latest phase of construction of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program and will extend SR 520's three westbound lanes from the new floating bridge to the Montlake area in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

SR 520

West Approach Bridge North - #8625

Highway: SR 520    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 0.88 – 3.04
Contact: SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program, 206-770-3554
Description: The West Approach Bridge North Project is the latest phase of construction of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program and will extend SR 520's three westbound lanes from the new floating bridge to the Montlake area in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.