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I-5: Federal Way to Blaine Construction

Last update: 11:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16

This information changes frequently. Please check back often. Travelers can also call 5-1-1 for real-time traffic and weather updates. 

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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 lane 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, Oct. 16, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 - The Southcenter Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 - The southbound I-405 off-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. The HOV off-ramp will remain open to all traffic during the closure. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Oct. 20, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 23 - Northbound I-5 traffic will be reduced to two lanes between the I-405/SR 518 interchange and the Duwamish River Bridge beginning at 8 p.m. Friday. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. This work is weather dependent.
  • Friday, Oct. 20, to the morning of Monday, Oct. 23 - The HOV lane on northbound I-5 between Southcenter Boulevard and the Duwamish River Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. 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:

  • Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Martin Luther King Jr. Way South will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 - The right lane of northbound I-5 between Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and Swift Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • **HIGH IMPACT** Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 – The Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 – The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Northeast 50th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.
South Seattle Coring Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 162.04 - 165.00
Contact: Danny Saelee, WSDOT Materials, 206-768-5919
Description: WSDOT materials lab crews are performing coring work on southbound I-5 in Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • Thursday, Oct. 19, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 – The right lane of southbound I-5 between James Street and Corson Avenue South may be closed from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Downtown Seattle Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: King    Location: Milepost(s) 165.63
Contact: Eric Reis, WSDOT Maintenance, 206-389-2138
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are repairing an impact attenuator on northbound I-5 in downtown Seattle.
Work schedule:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Friday, Oct. 27, to the morning of Saturday, Oct. 28 - The three left lanes of northbound I-5 between Yesler Way and Seneca Street will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.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:

  • **HIGH IMPACT** Sunday, Oct. 15, to the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18 - The southbound I-5 ramp to westbound State Route 526 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18 - The northbound Everett Mall Way ramp to northbound I-5 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, to the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 18 - The Everett Mall Way ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
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:

  • Sunday, Oct. 15, to the morning of Friday, Oct. 20 - The two left lanes of southbound I-5 between the Ebey Slough Bridge and 116th Street Northeast will be closed nightly beginning with the left lane at 7 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. This work is weather dependent.
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:

  • Until further notice - Northbound I-5 traffic is using the new bridge over Fisher Creek just past Starbird Road. The left lane is closed until further notice and the speed limit is reduced to 60 mph. Expect this lane closure to be in place until October as crews use the median to work on stream restoration. Travelers should watch for trucks entering and leaving the median work zone.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, to Tuesday, Oct. 17 - A single lane in either direction of I-5 near Starbird Road will be closed during the daylight hours.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, to the morning of Thursday, Oct. 19 - Two lanes in both directions of I-5 near Starbird Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. This work is weather dependent.

Bellingham Sign Maintenance Work

Highway: I-5    Region: Northwest    County: Whatcom    Location: Milepost(s) 250.50
Contact: Andrea E. Petrich, Communications, 360-757-5963
Description: WSDOT maintenance crews are performing work on the signs near this interchange.
Work schedule:

  • Sunday, Oct. 15 - The right lane of northbound I-5 and the off-ramp to SR 11/Old Fairhaven Parkway will be closed from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m.