I-5 - Rush Rd. to 13th St. - Crack Sealing

Project news

Beginning in summer 2019, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will perform crack-sealing work along a four-mile stretch of I-5, between the Rush Road and 13th Street (mileposts 72.81 to 76.55), in Lewis County.

Crack sealing the pavement will preserve and extend the useful life of the highway until regular pavement rehabilitation work is performed.

During construction, travelers should expect nighttime, single-lane closures for the duration of the project. Additionally, in an effort to reduce the impact to travelers and for the safety of the crews, this work will be done at night when traffic volumes are lower.

Crews will also install new reflective striping where crack-sealing work takes place.

Needs & benefits

Last paved in 2009, this section of I-5 is beginning to show signs of wear, and sections of the highway are cracking. Sealing cracks now will preserve and extend the useful life of the roadway until the next regular pavement rehabilitation project is done. 


  • Feb. 4, 2019: Contract goes to competitive ad
  • March 6, 2019: Contract awarded to Granite Construction Company
  • Early summer 2019: Construction scheduled to begin
  • Fall 2019: Project scheduled for completion


The estimated cost of this project is approximately $720,000


Colin Newell
WSDOT Project Engineer

Kimberly Pincheira
WSDOT Communications

I-5 Rush Road to 13th Street - Crack Sealing project location near Chehalis