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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

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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:

  • Wednesday, July 4, to the morning of Thursday, July 5 - The I-5 express lanes will operate on the weekend schedule for the Independence Day holiday. The lanes will remain open in the northbound direction until 4:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
  • **HIGH IMAPCT** Saturday, July 14 - The I-5 express lanes will be open in the southbound direction from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • **HIGH IMAPCT** Sunday, July 15 - The I-5 express lanes will be open in the southbound direction from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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, June 25, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between South 272nd Street and the I-405/SR 518 interchange will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
S 188th St to NE 80th St Camera Installation - #9147

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 152.80 - 172.25
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are installing cameras along I-5 between South 188th Street in SeaTac and Northeast 80th Street in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are 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:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Saturday, June 23, to the morning of Sunday, June 24 - Four lanes of northbound I-5 between MLK Junior Way/SR 900 and Swift Avenue/Albro Place will be closed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Wednesday, June 27, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between Interurban Avenue and Swift Avenue/Albro Place will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between SR 520 and Ravenna Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Thursday, June 28, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between the West Seattle Bridge and Olive Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Saturday, June 30, to the morning of Sunday, July 1 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between the West Seattle Bridge and Olive Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.

RAMP CLOSURES

  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - The Swift Avenue on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Wednesday, June 27 - The 50th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Wednesday, June 27 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Ravenna Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Tuesday, June 26, to the morning of Thursday, June 28 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Tuesday, June 26 & Wednesday, June 27 - The Mercer Street on-ramp to the northbound I-5 express lanes will be closed at 9 p.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Wednesday, June 27, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - The Boeing Access Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Wednesday, June 27, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Airport Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Seattle Pride Parade Ramp Closure

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.00
Contact: Nicole Daniels, WSDOT Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street in Downtown Seattle is closing for the Seattle Pride Parade.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, June 24 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Downtown Seattle Deck Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 167.02 - 168.00
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: WSDOT bridge maintenance crews are performing deck repair work on I-5 in Downtown Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, June 23 & Sunday, June 24 - Northbound I-5 traffic will be reduced to two lanes between SR 520 and Northeast 45th Street from 2 to 10 a.m. daily. This work is weather dependent.
  • Sunday, June 24 - The Harvard Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 2 to 10 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
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:

LANE CLOSURES

  • Saturday, June 23, to the morning of Sunday, June 24 - The right lane of southbound I-5 between 116th Street Northeast and 88th Street Northeast will be closed from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Sunday, June 24, to the morning of Monday, June 25 - The right lane of southbound I-5 between 116th Street Northeast and 88th Street Northeast will be closed from 8:15 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Wednesday, June 27 - The right lane of southbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and the Ebey Slough Bridge will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. This work is weather dependent.

RAMP CLOSURES

  • Saturday, June 23, to the morning of Sunday, June 24 - The 88th Street Northeast on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
  • Saturday, June 23, to the morning of Sunday, June 24 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to State Route 528/4th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m. This work is weather dependent
  • Sunday, June 24, to the morning of Tuesday, June 26 - The State Route 528/4th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Tuesday, June 26, to the morning of Wednesday, June 27 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to State Route 528/4th Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 p.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:

  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - Two right lanes of southbound I-5 between 136th Street/140th Street and 116th Street Northeast will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
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.
Stanwood to Mount Vernon Area: Northwest Washington Cable Barrier Upgrades - #9144

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 215.12 - 225.48 and 230.90 - 234.61
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-848-7103
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Petersen Brothers are upgrading nearly 40 miles of median cable barrier on six different highways in four different counties. Work on each stretch will take about two weeks and the contractor will complete one section before moving on to the next. Neighbors living near the work zones will hear a drill rig, which often sounds like a vehicle revving its engine, drilling, clunking and thudding as bases and posts are put into place. If you have noise complaints about this project, call the toll-free noise hotline at 1-888-808-4DOT (4368).
More project information
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 25 until the morning of Wednesday, June 27 - The left lane in both directions of I-5 between SR 534/Conway and Kincaid Street in Mount Vernon will close from 8 p.m. to 11:59 a.m. nightly for median cable barrier work.
  • Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29 - Contractor crews will close the left lane in both directions of I-5 between the Snohomish/Skagit County line and Hickox Road daily from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for median cable barrier work.

Lake Samish Vicinity Stormwater Pipe Replacement - #9161

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit/Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 241.37 - 246.25
Contact: Gabe Ng, Project Engineer, 360-788-7403
Description: WSDOT contractor crews from Faber Construction are improving culverts and drainage along I-5 between Burlington and Bellingham.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 25, to the morning of Friday, June 29 - Contractor crews could close the left lane in either direction of I-5 between Lake Samish Road/Alger and the North Lake Samish Overpass nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for culvert work.


WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 253.5
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will do bridge work.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, June 25 until the morning of Tuesday, June 26 - Maintenance crews will close the left lane of southbound I-5 at the Meador Street Overpass from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.

WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 254
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will do bridge work.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, June 24 until the morning of Monday, June 25 - Maintenance crews will close the left lane of southbound I-5 at the Iowa Street interchange from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.

WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5 Region: Northwest County: Whatcom Location: Milepost(s) 257
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will do bridge work.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, June 26 until the morning of Wednesday, June 27 - Maintenance crews will close the right lane of northbound I-5 at the Northwest Avenue interchange from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge work.