Express lanes

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

Monday-Friday

  • 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

There are no upcoming planed special events affecting the I-5 Express Lanes.

The I-5 Express Lanes are expected to run on the regular weekday and weekend schedule until further notice.

 

I-5 Express Lanes map

Map showing location of I-5 express lanes through Seattle

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