Beginning Tuesday, July 5, Washington State Department of Transportation starts resurfacing nearly 10 miles of the interstate between the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge.
“Potholes, ruts and cracks along the highway are signs that this heavily traveled freeway is in need of repair,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Lori Figone. “There’s no good time to close lanes on I-5, but doing this work now will provide a smoother ride for drivers, and help preserve this critical interstate route.”
To minimize traffic disruptions as much as possible, much of this work will be done overnight.
What can drivers expect during construction this summer?
- Sunday nights through Friday mornings: Up to two lanes in either direction of I-5 will close nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- Friday nights to Saturday mornings: Up to two lanes in either direction of I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
- Saturday nights to Sunday mornings: Up to two lanes in either direction of I-5 will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.
The speed limit will be reduced to 60 miles per hour through the work zone. Construction on this project is weather dependent and scheduled for completion in fall 2016.
Drivers should add extra time to their trips and prepare for possible delays due to speed lane restrictions and speed limit reductions.
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