I-5 - Federal Way to Blaine construction

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King County

Express Lanes Schedule Changes

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.29 - 172.43
Contact: Angie Millar, Communications, 206-440-4457
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, Jan. 12 to Friday Jan. 17- The Pike Street express ramp to the northbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 21 to Friday Jan. 24- The Pike Street express ramp to the northbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, Jan. 26 to Thursday Jan. 30- The Pike Street express ramp to the northbound I-5 express lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.

SeaTac Rest Area Maintenance

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 140.65
Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will clean floors and walls and make repairs at the SeaTac Rest Area.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 13, to Friday, Jan. 17 - The northbound I-5 SeaTac Rest Area will close from 6 a.m. Monday to noon Friday. 

SB S Lucile St to Spring St Pavement Repair - #9235

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 143.85 - 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.

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

S 200th St On-Ramp To SB I-5 - Metered Shoulder - #9439

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 151.28
Contact: Mike Askarian, Project Engineer, 206-768-5861
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are installing a ramp meter and restriping the lanes on the South 200th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.
Work schedule:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

    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: Shawn Wendt, Project Engineer, 425-225-8726
    Description: WSDOT contractor crews are replacing expansion joints and 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:

    • Sunday, Jan. 5 to Thursday Jan. 23 – The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Sunday, Jan. 5 to Thursday Jan. 23  The Howell Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Sunday, Jan. 5 to Thursday Jan. 23 –The right lane and shoulder of southbound I-5 between Denny Way and Union Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Thursday, Jan. 23, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 24 – The left lane of northbound I-5 between Corson Avenue and South Spokane Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    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

    • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 – All lanes of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor at I-90 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 24 – All lanes of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor at I-90 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    Sound Transit's Maple Leaf Portal (Northgate Station)

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 170.78 - 172.53
    Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
    Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing The Northgate Link Extension, which adds three new stations in Seattle, two underground (U District and Roosevelt stations) and an elevated station at Northgate.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 – The right lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 70th Street to Northeast 85th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 – The Northeast 70th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 – The Northbound I-5 off-ramp to North 85th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 24 – The right lane of northbound I-5 between Northeast 70th Street to Northeast 85th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 24 – The Northeast 70th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 24 – The Northbound I-5 off-ramp to North 85th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    Express Lanes Entrances Electronic Sign Replacement - #9272

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.39 - 172.61
    Contact: Shawn Wendt, Project Engineer, 425-225-8726
    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.

    Utility maintenance - Seattle to Lynnwood

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 171.53 - 180.65
    Contact: Hernann Ambion, Seattle City Light, 206-684-3008 
    Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are relocating existing overhead power lines over I-5 to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project

    • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 14 – The northbound I-5 HOV lane between South Boeing Field to North Boeing Field will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.

    Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L200

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 172.77 - 177.76
    Contact: Kurt Workman, Sound Transit, 206-370-5664
    Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Lynnwood Link light rail extension from Northgate Transit Center to Northeast 200th Street.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule:

    • Tuesday, Jan. 14, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 – The 107th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
    • Tuesday, Jan. 21, to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 23 – The 107th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

    Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L300

    Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/King    Location: Milepost(s) 177.76 - 180.65
    ContactKurt Workman, Sound Transit, 206-370-5664
    Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Lynnwood Link light rail extension from Northeast 200th Street to Lynnwood Transit Station.
    Project webpage
    Work schedule: 

    • No lane or ramp closures scheduled.

      Snohomish County

      Utility maintenance - Seattle to Lynnwood

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 171.53 - 180.65
      Contact: Hernann Ambion, Seattle City Light, 206-684-3008 
      Description: Seattle City Light crews are relocating existing overhead power lines over I-5 to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project

      • No lane or ramp closures scheduled.

      Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension - L300

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/King    Location: Milepost(s) 177.76 - 180.65
      ContactKurt Workman, Sound Transit, 206-370-5664
      Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Lynnwood Link light rail extension from Northeast 200th Street to Lynnwood Transit Station.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • Monday, Jan. 6, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 10 - A single lane of southbound I-5 at 220th Street SW will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
      • Monday, Jan. 6, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 10 - The 220th Street SW on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
      • Wednesday, Jan. 8, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 10 - The northbound I-5 collector-distributor at SR 104 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. The following ramps will close prior to the collector-distributor: 
        • ​northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound SR 104 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
        • eastbound SR 104 on-ramp to northbound I-5 from 8 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
        • northbound I-5 off-ramp to westbound SR 104 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
      • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 - The two right general purpose lanes of southbound I-5 between 196th Street and SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
      • Monday, Jan. 13, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 - The 220th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
      • Wednesday, Jan. 15, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 17 - The right lane of southbound I-5  between 44th Avenue and 220th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 

      SR 104 VIC to 164th ST SW I/C paving & EX Joint & ADA - #9330

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 177.72 - 184.36
      Contact: Shawn Wendt, Project Engineer, 425-225-8726
      Description: WSDOT contractor crews will grind and repave 2.2 miles of northbound I-5 between SR 104 in Mountlake Terrace and 164th Street Southwest in Lynnwood. They will also resurface the collector-distributor lanes on both directions of I-5 at SR 104 and 164th Street Southwest, along with most of the I-5 on- and off-ramps in this area. Project webpage.
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures scheduled.

      SB 236th St SW to 44th Ave W Peak Transit Shoulder Use - #9277

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 178.28 - 180.65
      Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
      Description: WSDOT contractor crews are adding a bus shoulder lane on southbound I-5 between the Lynnwood Park & Ride and the Mountlake Terrace transit stop. Community Transit and Sound Transit buses will be the primary users of this new lane.
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      Et Al 5th Ave Vic to I-5 Paving, ADA Compliance & Expansion Joints - #9053

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 189.35
      Contact: Shawn Wendt, Project Engineer, 425-225-8726
      Description: WSDOT contractor crews are grinding and repaving SR 526/Boeing Freeway in Everett from west of Evergreen Way to Southeast Everett Mall Way.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      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:

      • Work suspended until spring 2020.

      Ebey Slough Bridge Maintenance

      Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 199.00
      Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are working on the I-5 Ebey Slough Bridge. 

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      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:

      • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

      Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br Paving & ADA Compliance - #9231

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    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 I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • .No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

      Skagit County

      Stillaguamish River Br to Hill Ditch Br Paving & ADA Compliance - #9231

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish/Skagit    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 I-5 between Arlington and Conway.
      Project webpage
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      Utility Work - Conway

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 218
      Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will repair guardrail.
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      Highway Widening - Mount Vernon

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 227
      Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: City of Mount Vernon contractor crews will do work associated with its SR 538/College Way widening project.
      Work schedule:

      • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

      Guardrail Repair - Burlington

      Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 232
      Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will repair guardrail.
      Work schedule:

      • Postponed:

        • ​​Monday, Nov. 25, through the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 26 - Crews will close the Cook Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair. Crew will have detour signs posted during this work.

      Whatcom County

      Utility Work - Bellingham

      Highway: I-5   Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 250 to 256
      Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
      Description: Utility crews working for PSE will do overhead line and pole work.
      Work schedule:

      • No lane closures are currently scheduled.