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.
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
- 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.