I-5 - Rush Rd. to 13th St. - Crack Sealing - Complete May 2019

Project news

In summer 2019, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation performed crack-sealing work along a four-mile stretch of I-5, between the Rush Road and 13th Street (mileposts 72.81 to 76.55), in Lewis County.

Crack sealing is a highly effective, low cost pavement preservation treatment, which consists of using specialized materials that bond to the crack, preventing water and other debris from further cracking the asphalt. Crack sealant is specifically engineered to remain flexible at low temperatures so it doesn’t crack or split open, and remains stable at higher temperatures so that it doesn’t track or bleed on the highway during hot summer months. 

Needs & benefits

This stretch of highway was last paved in 2009. Sealing cracks preserves and extends the useful life of the roadway until the next regular pavement rehabilitation project can be done. 


  • Feb. 4, 2019: Contract went to competitive ad
  • March 6, 2019: Contract was awarded to Granite Construction Company
  • April 30, 2019: Construction began
  • May 2019: Construction was complete


The total cost of this project was $764,938


Colin Newell
WSDOT Project Engineer

Kimberly Pincheira
WSDOT Communications

I-5 Rush Road to 13th Street - Crack Sealing project location near Chehalis