I-5 - Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br - PCCP Rehab, Paving & ADA

Project news

Why is WSDOT repairing the pavement on I-5 in Snohomish and Skagit counties?

The concrete in this section of I-5 is nearly 60 years old in some locations. It is showing signs of deterioration with cracks and wheel ruts from the 85,000 vehicles that use the road each day.

Contractor crews are repairing select concrete panels, replacing seriously damaged panels and grinding the others to get rid of wheel ruts, which can collect water and reduce traction.

Crews will also repave the shoulder and the following on- and off-ramps:

  • 236th Street Northeast
  • State Route 532/Starwood Bryant Road
  • Freeborn Road/300th Street Northwest
  • Starbird Road

Why is WSDOT upgrading sidewalk ramps?

Seven sidewalk ramps in the area need to be upgraded to provide better sidewalk connections for people of all abilities. Crews will reconstruct the sidewalk ramps to provide a more gradual slope which will make it easier to safely cross the street.

What can drivers expect?

During the two-year project, drivers should expect overnight double lane closures, generally between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., and single lane closures during the day for concrete repair work.

There will also be sidewalk and shoulder closures during daytime hours for pedestrian ramp work.

The End Result

  • Once the concrete panels are repaired, replaced and ground, travelers will have a smoother drive.
  • People of all abilities will have a safer and easier time crossing the street with the new sidewalk ramps.

Needs & Benefits

  • Safety: This work will provide a smoother drive, free of wheel ruts which can collect water and reduce traction.
  • Preservation: This work will preserve the infrastructure for years to come. It will also reduce the need for costly emergency repairs.

Timeline

  • February 2018: Project was advertised for competitive bidding.
  • April 2018: Project was awarded to Graham Contracting, Ltd.
  • July 2018: Construction began.
  • Spring 2020: Construction is scheduled to be complete.

Funding

Financial Data for PIN 100558C, 100558D, 100558E
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $21,509
CWA $0
Total $21,509

Contact

Shane Spahr
Project Engineer
360-848-7103
spahrs@wsdot.wa.gov

Nicole Daniels
WSDOT Communications
206-440-4479
nicole.daniels@wsdot.wa.gov