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: 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:

  • Sunday, Sept. 9, to Thursday, Sept. 20 - The Pike and 9th Street on-ramp to the northbound I-5 express lanes will close at 9 p.m. nightly for WA State Convention Center construction work.
 

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, Sept. 17, to the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22 - Two right lanes of northbound I-5 between South 272nd Street and Sea-Tac Airport/Burien will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Up to three left lanes of northbound I-5 between South 272nd Street and South 216th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - Up to three left lanes of northbound I-5 between South 216th Street and Southcenter Boulevard will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The SR 518 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly. 

 

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, Sept. 22, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 26 - The 6th Avenue ramp to I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Saturday, Sept. 22, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - Up to four lanes of northbound I-5 between Boeing Access Road and South Albro Place will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27 - The left lane of southbound I-5 at Forest/Tully's/6th Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27 - The left lane of northbound I-5 at Forest/Tully's/6th Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The three left lanes of northbound I-5 between the University Street on-ramp and the Mercer Street off-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The three left lanes of northbound I-5 between Denny Way and SR 520 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Thursday Sept. 27, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The left lane of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
 

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

  • Monday, Sept. 17, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21 - Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between Mercer Street and I-90 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Saturday, Sept.  22, to the morning of Monday, Sept. 24 - All lanes of southbound I-5 near the southbound collector/distributor will be closed and traffic routed through the collector/distributor from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Sunday, Sept. 23 - Two lanes of southbound I-5 at the southbound collector/distributor will be closed from 5 to 8 a.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - Up to three right lanes of southbound I-5 between Yesler Way and the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - Up to two lanes of the southbound I-5 collector-distributor between the Ship Canal Bridge and Mercer Street will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - Up to three lanes of the southbound I-5 between the West Seattle Bridge and South Albro Place will be closed 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

  • Sunday, Sept. 16, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 21 - The left lane of the northbound I-5 CD at the Dearborn ramp will be closed with a traffic shift 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: 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.
 

I-5 Pavement Repair Work - Seattle

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 170.50 - 171.46
Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 425-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing pavement repair work on northbound I-5 in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27 - The left two lanes of northbound I-5 between Northeast Ravenna Boulevard and Lake City Way will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
 

Snohomish County

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: Dave Lindberg, Project Engineer, 425-225-8725
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

  • Saturday, Sept. 22, to the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between 116th Street Northeast and Twin Lakes Park will be closed starting with the first lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m. 
  • Sunday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Monday, Sept. 24 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and 136th Street will be closed starting at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m. 
  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between the Ebey Slough Bridge and King Thompson Road will be closed starting at 7 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 4:45 a.m. daily. 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:

  • Thursday, Sept. 27, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between 88th Street Northeast and 136th Street will be closed from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • The closure of the northbound I-5 off-ramp to 116th Street Northeast scheduled for Sept. 21-24 is postponed to a later date due to inclement weather in the forecast.
 

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:

  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27 - Two lanes of northbound I-5 between SR 532 and Branstrom Road will be closed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly.
  • **High impact** Tuesday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 26 - The southbound I-5 on and off ramps at the Starbird Road interchange will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • **High impact** Thursday, Sept. 27, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 28 - The southbound I-5 on and off ramps at the Starbird Road interchange will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
 

Everett Culvert Repair Work

Highway: I-5   Region: Northwest   County: Snohomish   Location: Milepost(s) 198.50
Contact: Kris Browne, Communications, 206-440-4453
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are working on a culvert along southbound I-5 in Everett.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 30 - The right lane of southbound I-5 at the Ebey Slough Bridge will be closed from 5 to 9 a.m.
 

Skagit County

  • No lane closures are currently scheduled.

 

Whatcom County

Alger Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 242.6
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are doing guardrail repair work.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 23, to the morning of Monday, Sept. 24 - WSDOT maintenance crews will close the left lane of southbound I-5 near Nulle Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair work.

 

South Whatcom County: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 244.6
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are doing guardrail repair work.
Work schedule: 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, to the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27 - Maintenance crews will close the right lane of southbound I-5 north of Nulle Road from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair work.

 

Bellingham Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 252.9
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are doing guardrail repair work.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Sept. 24, to the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 25 - WSDOT maintenance crews will close the left lane of northbound I-5 near Lakeway Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair work.

 

Bellingham Concrete Panel Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 254.70 to 255.70
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are replacing a concrete panel on southbound I-5 in Bellingham.
Work schedule:

  • The closure of one lane of southbound I-5 at SR 542/Sunset Drive for concrete panel replacement scheduled for Sept. 22-23 is postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast. The work has not been rescheduled.

 

Ferndale Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom   Location: Milepost(s) 263.4
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are doing guardrail repair work.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 25, to the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 26 - WSDOT maintenance crews will close the right lane of northbound I-5 near Portal Way from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair work.