Nighttime travelers who use southbound I-5 and I-205 should plan ahead for delays this week!
Beginning at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20 and continuing to 4 a.m., Friday, Oct. 21, the off-ramp from southbound I-5 to I-205 will close overnight for work to replace the concrete panels near the off-ramp area. Note: Travelers who need access to I-205 will need to use an alternate route.
In summer 2022, WSDOT's contractor, Granite Construction, will work to replace roughly 100 concrete panels along both directions of I-205 between the Glenn Jackson Bridge near the SR 14 interchange and the I-5/I-205 split and along southbound I-5 between Northeast 179th Street and the I-5/I-205 split. Several of the existing concrete panels are cracked, broken and not seated properly, causing an uneven driving surface. If they're not repaired and/or replaced, it can cause further deterioration to both interstates.
Additionally, this project will also rehabilitate the bridge joints on several bridges along both directions of I-205, to extend the life of the bridges and create a smoother driving surface for all travelers for many years to come.
What to expect
During construction, travelers on both I-5 and I-205 will encounter nighttime single and double lane closures, ramp closures and temporary speed limit reductions at the following locations:
- Southbound I-5, between Northeast 199th Street and the SR 502 overpass - 55 mph
- Southbound I-5, between the SR 502 overpass to just north of Northeast 179th Street - 45 mph
- Both directions of I-205, between the Glenn Jackson Bridge and the I-5/I-205 split - 45 mph
Bridge joint rehabilitation work will take place at the following locations:
- Northbound I-205 overpass over SR 14 at milepost 27.24
- Northbound and southbound I-205 over Burton Road at milepost 27.79
- Northbound and southbound I-205 over Salmon Creek Avenue at milepost 36.00
Doing this work at night reduces impacts to travelers and improves safety for our crews.
As with any highway construction project, travelers must exercise caution through the work zone. Traveling at the posted, slower speeds, having patience and obeying warning signs and flagging personnel instructions benefits all users of the roadway and ensures everyone’s safety.
Once this project is complete, travelers will experience a smoother, safer ride through Clark County.
In summer 2022, contractor crews working for WSDOT will replace approximately 100 damaged concrete panels along southbound I-5 between Northeast 179th Street to the I-5/I-205 split and in both directions of I-205 between the Glenn Jackson Bridge near the SR 14 interchange and the I-5/I-205 split, in Clark County.
Additionally, crews will also rehabilitate bridge joints on several bridges along both directions of I-205. Doing this work creates a smoother, safer ride for all travelers and extends the life of the bridges and interstates.