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 open northbound overnight
The I-5 Express Lanes will remain open in the northbound direction overnight on the date listed below due to roadwork on the mainline of northbound I-5. The lanes will reverse to southbound the following morning at the normal weekday scheduled time.
Express Lanes close early
The I-5 Express Lanes will close early at 8 p.m. in order to facilitate work within the lanes.