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I-5 - SB S Spokane St to I-90 W-S Ramp - Deck Overlay & Expansion Joints

Project overview

This two-year rehabilitation project will replace 56 expansion joints and repave 1.25 miles of southbound I-5 between I-90 and Spokane Street. This project is one of dozens that make up Revive I-5, which will rehabilitate the I-5 corridor in the King County area in the next 10 years.

May 2021 - Fall 2022
Project status
$25.7 million

What to expect

The next weekend of work on southbound I-5 from I-90 to Spokane Street is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and finish by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22.Crews will replace expansion joints on the right side of southbound I-5 south of where the collector/distributor rejoins mainline I-5. This will require several changes:

  • The collector/distributor ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed. People will be able to enter the collector/distributor, but must use one of the exits, which include I-90, Dearborn Street, Fourth Avenue South and Airport Way.
  • People will be able to use the on-ramps from Spring and James streets into the collector/distributor, but will have to use one of the exits.
  • The eastbound and westbound ramps from I-90 to southbound I-5 will be closed, except for two hours after stadium events.
  • The off-ramps to Forest Street, Spokane Street and Columbian Way will be closed.

The work is weather-dependent.

During construction, people who drive this section of I-5 should consider:

  • Using Sound Transit bus or light rail or Metro Transit
  • Carpooling
  • If possible, travel early (before 8 a.m.) or late (after 8 p.m.)

This is one of about 15 weekends with lane reductions between now and fall 2022.

During 2022 southbound I-5 will have weekend-long lane closures and night closures between I-90 and Spokane Street in 2022 so crews can replace 35 expansion joints on the freeway and 10 on- or off-ramps. In 2021 we repaved this 1.25-mile section of the freeway and replaced several expansion joints.