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:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 25 - The express lanes will be on the weekend schedule for the Christmas holiday.

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.

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:

  • Monday, Dec. 10, to the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 11 - The left lane of northbound I-5 near the Swift Avenue ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 
  • Monday, Dec. 10, to the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 11 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Edgar Martinez Way will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, to the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 12 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, to the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13 - The Dearborn Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 13, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 14 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Mercer Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 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

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

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

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.

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.

Snohomish County

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: 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

  • Thursday, Dec. 13, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 14 - Up to two lanes of northbound I-5 between Ebey Slough Bridge and 116th Street Northeast will be closed from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. 

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, Dec. 13, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 14 - The 116th Street Northeast on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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:

  • Friday, Dec. 7, to the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Two lanes of northbound I-5 at SR 532/Stanwood-Bryant Road will be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8, to the morning of Sunday, Dec. 9 - Two lanes of northbound I-5 between the Snohomish/Skagit County line and Starbird Road will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly. 

Skagit County

Alger Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 240
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews will do maintenance work.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11, to the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Crews will close the right lane of southbound I-5 near the Alger exit from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12, to the morning of Thursday, Dec. 13 - Crews will close the left lane of southbound I-5 near the Alger exit from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for guardrail repair.

Whatcom County

Ferndale Area: WSDOT Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 263
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT crews will do maintenance work.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 - Crew will close the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Portal Way between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. for guardrail repair. Signs will detour travelers to SR 548/Grandview Road as an alternate route.