I-5 - Federal Way to Blaine construction

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King County

Express Lanes 

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:

  • Monday, May 11 to the morning of Friday, May 15 – The northbound express lane exit and southbound express lane entrance on I-5 near Northgate will close from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, May 18 to the morning of Friday, May 22 – The northbound express lane exit and southbound express lane entrance on I-5 near Northgate will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, May 26 to the morning of Saturday, May 30 – The northbound express lane exit and southbound express lane entrance on I-5 near Northgate will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

Sound Transit's Federal Way Link Extension - F200

Highway: I-5    RegionNorthwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 151-144
Contact: Jefferson Rose, Sound Transit, 206-370-5568
Description: Sound Transit crews are constructing the Federal Way Link extension between the city of SeaTac and the Federal Way Transit Center.
Project webpage
Work schedule

  • Monday, May 18 to the morning of Thursday, May 21– Up to two lanes of southbound I-5 between S 248th Street and S 260th Street will close from 8 p.m. to 10 a.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:

  • No closures scheduled. 

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

Sound Transit's East Link Extension - E130, E320

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 scheduled. 

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.

Sound Transit's Maple Leaf Portal (Northgate Station N160)

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:

  • No lane or ramp closures scheduled. 

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:

  • Monday, May 18 to the morning of Friday, May 22 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to 130th Street 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: 

  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Wednesday, May 27 - The two right lanes of southbound I-5 between 220th Street SW and 228th Street SW will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Wednesday, May 27 - The 220th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 between 220th Street Southwest and SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Friday, May 29 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound SR 104 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Friday, May 29 - The eastbound SR 104 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
  • Thursday, May 28, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The two right lanes of southbound I-5 between 220th Street SW and 228th Street SW will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Thursday, May 28, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The 220th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 between 220th Street Southwest and SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
  • Friday, May 29, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The left lane of southbound I-5 between 220th Street Southwest and SR 104 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Friday, May 29, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The HOV lane and bus ramp of northbound I-5 between SR 104 and 236th Street SW will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Saturday, May 30, to the morning of Sunday, May 31 - The three left lanes in each direction of I-5 between the collector-distributor ramps and 236th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

Snohomish County

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:

  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Wednesday, May 27 - The two right lanes of southbound I-5 between 220th Street SW and 228th Street SW will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Wednesday, May 27 - The 220th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 between 220th Street Southwest and SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Friday, May 29 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to eastbound SR 104 will close from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Tuesday, May 26, to the morning of Friday, May 29 - The eastbound SR 104 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly. 
  • Thursday, May 28, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The two right lanes of southbound I-5 between 220th Street SW and 228th Street SW will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Thursday, May 28, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The 220th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 between 220th Street Southwest and SR 104 will close from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly. 
  • Friday, May 29, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The left lane of southbound I-5 between 220th Street Southwest and SR 104 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Friday, May 29, to the morning of Monday, June 1 - The HOV lane and bus ramp of northbound I-5 between SR 104 and 236th Street SW will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Saturday, May 30, to the morning of Sunday, May 31 - The three left lanes in each direction of I-5 between the collector-distributor ramps and 236th Street will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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.

Mountlake Terrace Main Street Project

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 178.28 
Contact: MLT Community and Economic Development, 425-744-6207
Description: The Main Street Project calls for the design, preliminary engineering, and eventual re-construction of key roadway and utility infrastructure in the Town Center area of Mountlake Terrace. Project webpage 
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 28, to the morning of Friday, May 1 - A signed detour will be in place at the end of the northbound I-5 ramp to 236th Street Southwest from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 10 a.m. Friday.  

Maintenance

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 180.77
Contact: Joseph Calabro, Communications, 206-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will repair guardrail. 
Work schedule:

  • Monday, May 18 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at 44th Avenue West will close from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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.

Water Utility Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Snohomish    Location: Milepost(s) 194.81
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are assisting City of Everett water utility crews. 
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.

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.

Highway Widening - Mount Vernon

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 227
Contact: Joseph Calabro, communications, 206-440-4452
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.

Maintenance

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest   County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s): 217.6-241
Contact: Angie Millar, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT crews will do regular maintenance work.

  • Tuesday, May 5 – One lane on southbound SR 9 between Finn Settlement Road and the Skagit County line between midnight and 4 p.m.

Whatcom County

Maintenance 

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest   County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s): 242-276
Contact: Angie Millar, communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT crews will do regular maintenance work.

 

  • Wednesday, May 6 to the afternoon of Thursday, May 7 – The Bakerview on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
  • Thursday, May 7 – One lane on northbound SR 9 will close at Lakeside Lane will close from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, May 8 – One lane on westbound SR 20 will close at Hornbeck Lane will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.