Downtown Seattle and SODO construction

Last update: 2:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19

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.

If a highway is not listed below, there are no scheduled lane closures at this time, although emergency lane closures may still occur.

 

I-5

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: WSDOT uses the I-5 express lanes 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 lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

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:

  • Saturday, Oct. 20, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - Up to four lanes of northbound I-5 between Boeing Access Road and Albro will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The West Seattle Bridge on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.  
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - Three left lanes of northbound I-5 between Edgar Martinez Drive and Olive Way will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly with traffic directed into the collector/distributor. 
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Edgar Martinez Way will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The Cherry Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Olive Way will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 45th/50th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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

  • Friday, Oct. 19, to the morning of Saturday, Oct. 20 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between South 188th Street and SR 516 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 19, to the morning of Saturday, Oct. 20 - Up to three left lanes of southbound I-5 between I-90 and Corson Avenue will be closed from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, to the morning of Sunday, Oct. 21 - Up to three left lanes of southbound I-5 between I-90 and Corson Avenue will be closed from 10:45 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between between I-90 and Corson Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, to the morning of Thursday, Oct. 25 - The West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 wil be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Corson Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 25, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The South Columbian Way on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

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:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 19 - The shoulder in both directions of SR 99 between South Director Street and East Marginal Way will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, Oct. 21, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - The right lane of southbound SR 99 at Holden Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - One lane and the shoulder in either direction of SR 99 between South Director Street and East Marginal Way will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

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:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, to the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 19 - The left lane of southbound SR 99 between Lander Street and Horton Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 19 - All lanes of 1st Avenue between Atlantic Street and King Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • High Impact - Friday, Oct. 19, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 22 - All lanes of southbound SR 99 between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and South Spokane Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 
  • High Impact - Saturday, Oct. 20 - All lanes of northbound SR 99 between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and South Spokane Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17, to the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 18 - The BAT lane of southbound SR 99 at North 87th Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. 
  • Friday, Oct. 19 - The BAT lane in both directions of SR 99 between North 76th Street and North 115th Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 20, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 22 - The BAT lane in both directions of SR 99 between North 81st Street and North 107th Street will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 
  • Monday, Oct. 22 - The BAT lane in both directions of SR 99 between Winona Avenue North and North 107th Street will be closed from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23 - The BAT lane in both directions of SR 99 between North 76th Street and North 107th Street will be closed from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 - The BAT lane in both directions of SR 99 between North 77th Street and North 81st Street will be closed from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 25 - The BAT lane of southbound SR 99 between North 76th Street and North 82nd Street will be closed from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. 
  • Friday, Oct. 26 - The BAT lane of southbound SR 99 at North 75th Street will be closed from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 29 - The BAT lane in both directions of SR 99 between Winona Avenue North and North 81st Street will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. 

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:

  • Monday, Oct. 15, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 19 - Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions of SR 99 between Bridge Way North and Raye Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Oct. 22, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 26 - Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions of SR 99 between Bridge Way North and Raye Street from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 

SR 513

West Approach Bridge North - #8625

Highway: SR 513    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 0.00
Contact: Steve Strand Project Engineer, 206-770-3565
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.
Project webpage
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: Steve Strand, Project Engineer, 206-770-3565
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.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.