Puget Sound area weekly travel planner

This weekly updated page provides information on major construction projects and special events that could change your travel plans around Puget Sound. 

Special events

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Wednesday, Feb. 8 - Seattle University basketball game at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle will cause additional congestion in both directions of interstates 5 and 90, and state routes 520 and 99 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Saturday, Feb. 11 - JJ Lin concert at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle will cause additional congestion in both directions of interstates 5 and 90, and state routes 520 and 99 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Planned construction on Interstate 5

Monday, Feb. 6, until the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 7

Construction on the northbound mainline Interstate 5 from milepost 164 near the I-90 Interchange to milepost 166.2 near Olive Way beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 closes the northbound mainline lanes. All northbound I-5 traffic will shift to the northbound collector/distributor lanes at Exit 164A. The off-ramps to Edgar Martinez Drive, Seneca Street, and the express lanes will close. The University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will also be closed. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Construction on southbound Interstate 5 from milepost 167 near Mercer Street to milepost 165.6 near Seneca Street beginning at 10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, until about 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 closes up to four right lanes, the Yale Street on-ramp, and the off-ramp to Union Street. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Monday, Feb. 6

Monday, Feb. 6 - The northbound I-5 express lanes will close early at 9 p.m. to accommodate for construction work in the lanes. 

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Tuesday, Feb. 7 - Maintenance on southbound Interstate 5 from milepost 240.2, just south of Lake Samish Road, to milepost 239.5, just north of the Bow Hill Rest Area, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, until about 3:30 p.m. closes the left lane.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, until the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8

Construction on northbound Interstate 5 from milepost 164 near the I-90 Interchange to milepost 166.2 near Olive Way beginning at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, until about 4 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 closes all northbound collector/distributor lanes, the northbound mainline off-ramp to the northbound collector-distributor, the South Dearborn Street on-ramp, and the off-ramps to James and Madison Streets. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Maintenance on southbound Interstate 5 from milepost 231.6, just north of State Route 11/Chuckanut Drive, to milepost 231.1, just south of State Route 11/Chuckanut Drive, beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023 until about 3:30 p.m. closes the right lane.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, until the morning of Thursday, Feb. 9 

Construction on northbound Interstate 5 from milepost 164 near the I-90 interchange to milepost 166.2 near Olive Way beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, until about 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 closes all mainline northbound lanes after the off-ramp to the express lanes. All drivers on the mainline will be forced to exit onto the express lanes. The off-ramp to Seneca Street, and the on-ramp to University Street will also close. Drivers who need to exit in downtown Seattle should use the northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes by exiting at Exit 164A. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Wednesday, Feb. 8, until the morning of Friday, Feb. 10

Construction on southbound Interstate 5 from milepost 165.5 near Marion Street to milepost 164 near South Holgate Street beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, until about 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 closes all lanes on the southbound I-5 mainline nightly. All southbound traffic will divert to the collector/distributor lanes. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Thursday, Feb. 9

Maintenance on southbound Interstate 5 from milepost 242.3, just south of Nulle Road, to milepost 241.8, just north of Lake Samish Road, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 until about 3:30 p.m. closes the left lane. 

Thursday, Feb. 9, until the morning of Friday, Feb. 10

Construction on the northbound mainline Interstate 5 from milepost 164 near the I-90 Interchange to milepost 166.2 near Olive Way beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, until 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10 closes the northbound mainline lanes. All northbound I-5 traffic will shift to the northbound collector/distributor lanes at Exit 164A. The off-ramps to Edgar Martinez Drive, Seneca Street, and the express lanes will close. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Friday, Feb. 10, until the morning of Monday, Feb. 13

Construction on southbound Interstate 5 at milepost 167 near Mercer Street beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, until about 4 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13 closes the off-ramp to Mercer Street. The ramp will be re-open briefly from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Visit the SR 520 I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project webpage for more details. 

Sunday, Feb. 12, until the morning of Friday, Feb. 17

Construction on northbound Interstate 5 from milepost 191 near Lowell Road to milepost 193.9 near the US 2 Interchange beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12,  until about 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 reduces northbound I-5 down to one lane nightly. Visit the I-5/NB Lowell Rd to Snohomish River - PCCP & Expansion Joints Rehab project webpage for more details. 

 

Planned construction on Interstate 90

Tuesday, Feb. 7, until the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8

Construction on both directions of Interstate 90 at milepost 2.5 near the I-5 Interchange beginning at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, until about 4 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 closes the off-ramps to northbound I-5. Visit the I-5 - NB Seneca to SR 520 - Mobility Improvements project webpage for more details. 

Saturday, Feb. 11, until the morning of Sunday, Feb. 12

Maintenance on westbound Interstate 90 from milepost 21 just east of Southeast High Point Way to milepost 18.1 near East Sunset Way/Highlands Drive beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, until about 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 closes the left two lanes. 

 

Planned construction on Interstate 405

Wednesday, Feb. 8, until the morning of Thursday, Feb. 9 

Construction on northbound Interstate 405 at milepost 14.9 near State Route 520 beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, until about 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 closes the off-ramp to westbound SR 520. Visit the I-405 - BN RR Br to Ped Trail Br & I-90/E Fork Issaquah Creek - Seismic project webpage for more details. 

 

Planned construction on State Route 20

Monday, Feb. 6, until the evening of Thursday, Feb. 9

Maintenance on both directions of State Route 20 from milepost 41.8 near the Deception Pass Bridge to milepost 42.1 near the Canoe Pass Bridge beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, until about 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 alternates both directions of traffic in a single lane with flaggers daily.

 

Planned construction on State Route 520

Saturday, Feb. 11, until the morning of Sunday, Feb. 12

Construction on eastbound State Route 520 from milepost 0 near the Interstate 5 interchange to milepost 5.2 near 92nd Avenue Northeast beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, until about 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 closes all eastbound lanes. Visit the SR 520 construction corner for more details. 

 

Planned construction on State Route 526

Monday, Feb. 6, until the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 8

Construction on westbound State Route 526 at milepost 1.3 near Airport Road beginning at 11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, until about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 closes the off-ramp to Airport Road nightly. Visit the SR 526 - Airport Road to Casino Road Seismic Retrofit project webpage for more details. 

 

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Carry chains, practice before leaving

Requiring chains keeps traffic moving during storms rather than closing a pass or roadway.

Prep your car. Fill up your gas tank,

pack jumper cables, ice scraper, warm clothing, snacks and water.