Project Info

I-5 - Madigan Access Improvements - Complete July 2016

This project added an additional lane at the end of the southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street, allowing for two left-turn lanes. The project also widened the Berkeley Street overpass (Freedom Bridge) to continue that added lane over I-5.

How you benefit

Improves safety
The additional left turn lane helped prevent existing traffic from backing onto mainline southbound I-5 and reduced the potential for collisions. Pedestrian access was enhanced with wider sidewalks.

Relieves congestion
This project widened the Berkeley Street overpass and added a left turn lane from southbound I-5. The added turn lane and widened overpass improved access to Madigan Army Medical Center, and improved traffic flow on southbound I-5.

Partnerships & cooperation
The City of Lakewood and WSDOT partnered on this project. This project was one of many steps taken by a coalition of jurisdictions along the I-5 corridor to improve traffic flow through the area.


This project was funded by a $5.7 million grant awarded to the City of Lakewood from the Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment.


Contact us
Claudia Bingham Baker
Communications Manager
WSDOT Olympic Region
(360) 357-2789