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
Full weekend closure
On Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, the I-5 Express Lanes will remain closed for work on the SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project. They will resume their normal weekday schedule beginning at 5 a.m. Monday, September 26.
Express lanes northbound overnight
On Monday, September 26 and continuing through Thursday, September 29, the I-5 Express Lanes will remain open and in the northbound configuration from 11 p.m. to 4:45 a.m. nightly to facilitate roadwork for the I-5 NB Seneca St to SR 520 Mobility Improvements Project. The lanes will return to their normal weekday schedule on Friday, September 30.