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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

Last update: 11:55 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19

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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: WSDOT uses the I-5 express lanes 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:

  • No changes are scheduled.
NB S 260th St to Duwamish River Br Concrete Pavement Rehab and 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, Jan. 22, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - Up to three lanes of northbound I-5 between SR 516 and Southcenter Boulevard will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Jan. 22, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - Up to three lanes of southbound I-5 between South 188th Street/Orillia Road and SR 516 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to South 188th Street/Orillia Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
S 188th St to NE 80th St Camera Installation - #9147

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 152.80 - 172.25
Contact: Mark Sawyer, Project Engineer, 425-225-8799
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are installing cameras along I-5 between South 188th Street in SeaTac and Northeast 80th Street in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • Monday, Jan. 22, to the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 23 - The right lane of southbound I-5 near Northeast Northgate Way/1st Avenue Northeast will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, to the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 24 - The right lane of southbound I-5 near the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 -  The right lane of southbound I-5 between the I-405/SR 518 interchange and South 188th Street/Orillia Road will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to noon.
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, Jan. 22, to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 25 - The HOV lane of northbound I-5 at I-90 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at the West Seattle Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Madison Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - The left lane of northbound I-5 near James Street will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 25, to the morning of Friday, Jan. 26 - The right lane of northbound I-5 at the eastbound I-90 off-ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Ebey Slough Bridge to SR 531 Interchange Paving and 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: About 15 miles of I-5 is getting a new layer of asphalt in the Marysville area during the summer of 2017. This project will repave an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5 from just north of SR 531 to SR 529. Crews will also repave about 7 miles of northbound I-5 from SR 529 to just north of 136th Street Northeast.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • Work suspended until Spring 2018.
  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Bellingham Guardrail Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 255.20 - 256.50
ContactAlly Barrera, Communications, 206-440-4457
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews will be replacing a damaged guardrail on southbound I-5 in Bellingham.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 18 - The right lane of southbound I-5 at the Squalicum overcrossing will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 16, to the morning of Thursday, Jan. 18 - The State Route 539/Guide Meridian ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. A signed detour will be in place.