Project Info

I-5 - I-205 to North Fork Lewis River Bridge - Rehabilitate Pavement - Complete May 2017

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Beginning in summer 2016, crews will rehabilitate nearly 10 miles of Interstate 5 between the I-5/I-205 split and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge in Clark County. 

Concrete panel replacement
Crews will replace concrete panels throughout the length of the project. These panels are cracked beyond repair.

Asphalt nearing the end of its lifespan will be removed. Crews will grind the top layer of asphalt off the northbound left lane of the interstate and place a new layer. This will create a new driving surface.

Why is WSDOT repaving this stretch of I-5?
Sections of the interstate are showing signs of wear and tear. There are cracks, ruts and potholes in many places along the highway. This $5.1 million project will extend the life of the roadway and provide a smoother surface and safer ride for drivers.

I-5 is the most significant freight freeway on the West Coast, linking markets in Canada, the United States and Mexico and is critical to the regional, state and national economy. It is the busiest commuter roadway in western Washington.

The End Result
Rehabilitating this stretch of I-5 extends the life of the interstate and preserves an important commuter and freight corridor for many years to come. 

Project Benefits

  • Preservation – Repaving this section of I-5 will improve the surface of the roadway and extend the life of the highway. 
  • Safety – Removing ruts and cracks will produce a smoother highway surface, creating a safer ride for drivers. 
  • Economic – Repaving this section of I-5 will reduce the need for costly emergency repairs and maintenance work.

What is the project timeline?

  • May 24, 2016: Construction contract awarded to Granite Construction Company.
  • Summer 2016: Construction scheduled to begin.
  • Summer 2017: Project scheduled to be complete. 


  • Final total cost of the project $4.2 million. 


How can I get more information?

Lori Figone
WSDOT  Project Engineer

Tamara Greenwell 
WSDOT Communications