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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

Last update: 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22

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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:

  • Thursday, Nov. 23 - The I-5 express lanes will operate on the weekend schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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, Nov. 27, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 1 - Up to four lanes of northbound I-5 between South 260th Street and SR 516 will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. daily. This work is weather dependent.
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:

  • No lane or ramp closures are scheduled.
Downtown Seattle Macy's Holiday Parade

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.75
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: Crews will close the Union Street off-ramp for the Macy's Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle.
Closure schedule:

  • Friday, Nov. 24 - The southbound I-5 off-ramp to Union Street will be closed from 8 to 10:30 a.m.
Seattle Marathon/Half Marathon

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 166.42 - 168.00
Contact: Nicole Daniels, Communications, 206-440-4479
Description: Crews will close lanes and ramps for the Seattle Marathon.
Closure schedule:

  • Sunday, Nov. 26 - The right lane of the southbound I-5 express lanes, and the off-ramp to Columbia Street will be closed from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 - The two left turn lanes of the Mercer Street off-ramp to southbound Fairview Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 - The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Lakeview Boulevard will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 - The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to Roanoke Street will be closed from 7 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: 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 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 is suspended until Summer 2018.
Fisher Creek Fish Passage - #8840

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Skagit    Location: Milepost(s) 218.51 – 220.16
Contact: Shane Spahr, Project Engineer, 360-757-5856
Description: WSDOT contractor crews are removing a culvert, building twin 110-foot-long bridges and rebuilding the creek bed to a more natural state to allow for better fish passage.
Project webpage
Work schedule:

  • The left lane of northbound I-5 has reopened to traffic and the speed limit is back to 70 mph.

Ferndale Guardrail Repair Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 261.9-261.3
Contact: Andrea Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are repairing a guardrail on southbound I-5 in Ferndale.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 28 - The left lane of southbound I-5 between Smith Road and Slater Road will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.