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Expect Delays. Five Straight Weekends of I-5 Lane Restrictions in SeaTac

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports five straight weekends of northbound I-5 lane reductions in SeaTac have begun.

I-5 travelers should expect backups and delays on northbound Interstate 5 through SeaTac and Kent each of the next five weekends.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation have reduced northbound I-5 to two lanes during the first of five consecutive weekends. During the lane closures, crews will repave northbound I-5 between State Route 516 and the Southcenter area. Similar work during the weekend of June 3-4 resulted in backups of up to 6 miles.

“Drivers need to use alternatives, or be prepared for long delays,” said WSDOT Traffic Engineer Mike Swires. “We’ve already seen up to hour-long delays during the weekend in this area for this project. Travelers should use transit, take alternate routes, or delay or postpone their trips on northbound I-5 in the Kent-SeaTac area.”

Crews will also close the SR 516 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and the South 200th Street on- and off-ramps throughout the weekend. Drivers need to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone in the left lanes.

All work is weather-dependent. If the weather holds, WSDOT expects to finish the work during the July 14–17 lane reductions.


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Closures and Detours for I-5 Construction in Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the second of four full weekend closures of Interstate 5 in one direction between the Marquam Bridge and North Broadway will take place in the southbound direction from midnight Friday night, April 21 until as late as 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 24. The Morrison Bridge will be closed for the same period. Travelers should make plans now to avoid delays on detour routes.

During the I-5 southbound closure, travelers will be diverted to I-405 southbound to reach I-5 south of downtown. A lane of I-5 south will be open for travelers to access I-84 east. Travelers heading in from Washington State could consider using Interstate 205 to avoid congestion in the central city. Travelers should consider using other routes, including surface streets, or taking transit, depending on their travel plans.

The onramp to I-84 east from the Moda Center will be open for fans departing the Blazer playoff game on Saturday, April 22.

The remaining weekend closures of Interstate 5 will take place from 10 p.m. Friday to 4:30 a.m. Monday on the following weekends:

  • Friday, May 5 to Monday, May 8 (northbound)
  • Friday, May 12 to Monday, May 15 (northbound)

Closing I-5 will allow contractor Hamilton Construction to perform concrete repairs underneath the Burnside Bridge, which spans lanes of the freeway. Areas of the concrete are degraded and at risk of falling on the freeway. This work is part of Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge Maintenance project. The closures will also allow ODOT crews to do work on the closed section of freeway, including paving, survey, electrical, inspection and seismic work.

The Morrison Bridge closure is for a separate Multnomah County project that is replacing the deck on the lift span.


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Full Closure, Detours, Traffic Delays for I-5 Construction in California

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close ALL lanes of the north- and southbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) between the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) and Norwalk Boulevard, nightly through Thursday, April 13.

In addition, the north- and southbound I-605 connectors to I-5 will also be closed nightly, from 9 p.m. Monday, April 10 to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, while this work is conducted.

Nightly, through April 13 Northbound I-5 closures will be in effect
from midnight to 5 a.m.

DETOUR: Exit northbound I-5 at Norwalk Boulevard off-ramp; west on Adoree Street, west on Imperial Highway, west on Firestone Boulevard to northbound I-605 on-ramp. Transition from northbound I-605 back onto northbound I-5.
Southbound I-5 closures will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

DETOUR: Southbound I-5 traffic will be directed onto southbound I-605 and exit at Firestone Boulevard, east on Firestone Boulevard, east on Imperial Highway, south on Frontage Road, then access the
southbound I-5 on-ramp.

Once completed, the project will improve corridor mobility from the Los Angeles/Orange County line to the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605), provide congestion relief, safety improvements and better
facilitate the movement of goods and services.

Detour signs will be posted for motorists’ convenience. Expect delays along the route during this time. Caltrans advises motorists to “Be work Zone Alert.”


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Ramp Closures, Detours and Delays for I-5 Construction in Tacoma

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-5 construction in the Tacoma area – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road.

This I-5 construction project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge.

Extended ramp closure
The month-long closure of the northbound SR 7 ramp to northbound I-5 has been extended into April while crews continue to reconstruct a new ramp that will join a newly widened I-5. The delay is due to excessive rain and wet soil conditions. WSDOT will announce an opening date once the information is available.

Ramp closures
In all instances where a ramp is closed, a signed detour will be in place. Drivers are advised to plan extra time into their overnight travels.

Friday, April 7

  • Southbound I-705 ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Saturday, April 8

  • East 28th Street ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. the following day.

Monday, April 10

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, April 11

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, April 12

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, April 13

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Friday, April 14

  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

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I-5 Construction in Oregon Begins in May

In summer 2017, the Oregon Department of Transportation will repair and resurface two ramps at the Interstate 5 Morrison Bridge interchange and the I-5 bridge over the Rose Quarter Transit Center. The project also will replace the median barrier along I-5 from the Rose Quarter to north of the Hawthorne Bridge. The new barrier will be 10 inches taller than the existing barrier to improve safety of the highway.

When I-5 construction begins in May 2017, there will construction and nighttime noise. Noise will come from heavy equipment, construction trucks, beeping noise when construction vehicles are in reverse (a requirement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and equipment such as concrete saws and dri​lls.

Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.

Lane and ramp closures for I-5 construction will take place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. on weekends. There will be no daytime lane or ramp closures.

Impacts to I-5 & connections to I-84

No full closures of I-5 will take place. This project will require nighttime lane closures on I-5 during bridge and median barrier work.

Ramp closures & detour information

Work on ramps at the Morrison Interchange and work on I-5 will require nighttime ramp closures. Only one ramp will be closed at a time.The impacted ramps and detour information will be provided on this project page soon.

​Working at night is necessary to keep daytime traffic flowing on the heavily traveled freeway.


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Ramp and Lane Closures for I-5 Construction in California, Expect Delays

The California Department of Transportation reports that, starting Wednesday, January 18, the southbound I-5 Valley View Avenue off-ramp will be closed and lanes on the Valley View Avenue bridge will be reduced to two lanes. (one lane in each direction.)

Expect delays due to the lane reductions. If possible use alternative routes (shown on the map below) and avoid Valley View Avenue between Alondra and Artesia Boulevards.

Portable changeable message signs will be placed in the vicinity to notify the motoring public.


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Ramp Closures, Detours for I-5 Construction in California

The California Department of Transportation reports the following I-5 construction traffic impacts in Orange County.

  • Santa Ana – The California Department of Transportation will close the SB I-5 Connector to EB and WB SR-22 on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5:01 a.m. to 11:01 a.m. The closure is necessary for crews to perform guardrail repair.
  • Santa Ana – The California Department of Transportation will close the Alton Pkwy On-Ramp to SB I-5 on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:01 a.m. The closure is necessary for crews to perform guardrail repair.
  • Santa Ana – The California Department of Transportation will close the Chapman Ave On-Ramp to SB I-5 on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 5:01 a.m. to 11:01 a.m. The closure is necessary for crews to perform guardrail repair.

Caltrans appreciates the public’s patience while we perform this work. Detour signs will be posted to alert motorists of the closure.


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Lane Closures for I-5 Construction in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following I-5 construction activities that will impact traffic in Clark County.

NOTE: Starting at noon, Friday, Dec. 30, no work will be completed over the weekend in observance of the holiday. Work will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

I-5 – I-205 to North Fork Lewis River Bridge – Rehabilitate Pavement

Highway: I-5 – I-205 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 7.5 to 19.5
Description: WSDOT contractor crews will rehabilitate nearly 10 miles of Interstate 5 between the I-5/I-205 split and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge in Clark County.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 to the morning of Friday, Jan. 6: No scheduled traffic impacts.

I-5 – La Center Interchange

Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 16.8
Description: The interchange improvement project, part of the Cowlitz project, is a $32 million private investment to overhaul and upgrade the interchange at exit 16 on I-5.
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 to the morning of Saturday, Jan. 7: No scheduled traffic impacts. NOTE: Work is weather dependent.

I-5: Regionwide Safety

Highway: I-5 Region: Southwest County: Clark Location: Mileposts 10.45 – 19.46
Description: This project replaces guardrail along the highway
Work schedule:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 3 to the morning of Saturday, Jan. 7: A single-lane on both directions of I-5, between Northeast 179th Street and the North Fork Lewis River Bridge will close nightly, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for guardrail replacement work.

MAINTENANCE:
No scheduled traffic impacts.


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I-5 Ramp Closure, Detour in Oregon, Expect Delays

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to OR 217 will be closed Saturday night through Monday morning as work continues on a new deck surface.

The ramp closure will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday night and continue until 5 a.m. Monday morning. The closure will be in place during the same times starting Saturday Aug. 20 until 5 a.m. Monday Aug. 22.

When the ramp is closed, travelers will be directed to exit 292B, the next exit north, and turn right at the traffic signal onto Kruse Way leading to northbound OR 217.

All travelers should expect delays during the closure times or consider an alternate route.


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Ramp Closures on I-5 in Oregon, Detour and Travel Delays Anticipated

The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that the ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to OR 217 will be closed on three weekends in July and August for a new deck surface.

The ramp will be closed from 9:00 p.m. Saturday night to 5:00 a.m. Monday morning starting Saturday, July 30 and resuming on Saturday, August 6 and Saturday August 13. If needed to complete the project, a fourth weekend closure will be August 20-22.

An interim overlay was applied to the ramp in in 2014 but was only scheduled to last up to two years.

Travelers should plan an alternate route or expect delays during the closures times.

When the ramp is closed, travelers will be directed to exit 292B, the next exit north, and turn right at the traffic signal onto OR 217.


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