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 closing early
The I-5 Express Lanes will close at 9 p.m. nightly on the following dates to allow for work within the lanes:
The express lanes will return to their normal schedule by 5 a.m. each morning after the closures.
Express lanes remain open northbound overnight
The I-5 Express Lanes will remain open in the northbound direction on the following nights due to planned closures of the northbound I-5 mainline:
The express lanes will return to their normal schedule by 5 a.m. each morning.
Express lanes remain closed
The I-5 Express Lanes will stay closed on Saturday, March 25 for yearly maintenance within the lanes. The lanes will resume its normal weekend schedule the following morning.
I-5 Express Lanes map
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