Find schedule information and view a map of the I-5 Express Lanes.
The I-5 express lanes help traffic flow during busy travel times. These lanes move in the direction that will relieve the most congestion and are on a typical daily schedule that changes on weekends and occasionally for major events.
I-5 express lanes schedule
- Southbound - 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Northbound - 11:15 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Closed: 11 p.m. - 5 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday
- Southbound - 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Northbound - 1:45 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Closed: 11 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Special events schedule
Express lanes stay southbound for winter weather
Beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, the I-5 Express Lanes will switch to the southbound direction and remain open in that configuration until Monday, Dec. 5 due to expected winter weather in the forecast. Weather conditions will be reassessed on Monday morning to determine whether there will be a normally scheduled weekday reversal to northbound. Please check back on this page often for updates.
Express lanes close early
The I-5 Express Lanes will close early at 8 p.m. on the following dates to facilitate roadwork within the lanes:
Dec. 5 - 8,
Dec. 12 - 15, and
Dec. 19 - 22