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Lane, Ramp Closures This Week for I-5 Construction in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-5 construction and maintenance operations in the Olympic Region this week:

Tuesday, December 5

  • Southbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • East 27th Street between East Bay Street and Portland Avenue will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
  • SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 6

  • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-705 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, December 7

  • Southbound I-705 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
  • Bay Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Eastbound SR 16 ramp to southbound I-5 and 38th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.
  • East 38th Street onramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

Friday, December 8

  • Portland Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to northbound I-705/26th Street will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday.

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Expect Long Delays for I-5 Construction in Olympia Area

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that crews will pave northbound I-5 between Maytown and Lacey, and southbound I-5 between Tumwater and Maytown. Crews will also rebuild the northbound I-5 Pacific Avenue bridge approach slabs and repair expansion joints.

This work will occur between mileposts 95.6 to 99.1 and 102.5 to 109.2

Drivers who use northbound I-5 near Pacific Avenue in Olympia can expect long delays. Drivers can also expect back ups on the southbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5.

In order to complete the work, northbound lanes will reduce around the clock from: 10 p.m. Friday, July 28 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 31

Olympia area drivers who use northbound I-5 during overnight hours may want to plan extra time. Drivers may encounter night lane closures.

Driver tips
Travelers who use northbound I-5 in Olympia are encouraged to consider the following:

  • Choose an alternative travel mode such as car or vanpooling, public transportation, walking or cycling.
  • Drivers heading to Olympia or Lacey may want to consider exiting early and using surface streets to reach their destinations.
  • Allow plenty of extra time and expect additional congestion.
  • Use northbound I-5 early in the morning or late at night.
  • Delay or reschedule discretionary trips.

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Washington I-5 Road Construction, Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts on Interstate 5. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when traveling in these areas and remember to ” give ’em a brake ” in construction zones.

Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and nighttime impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.

Lewis County

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction – Stage 2
Mileposts: 79.81 to 84.15

  • Tuesday, May 31 to the morning of Thursday, June 2: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Thursday, June 2 to the morning of Friday, June 3: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Friday, June 3 to the morning of Saturday, June 4: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

Snohomish County

I-5: Union, Steamboat, and Ebey Slough Bridges – Special Bridge Repair
Mileposts: 197.09 – 199.00

  • Until further notice – Northbound I-5 before SR 528 is reduced to three narrower lanes with a speed limit of 45 mph for expansion joint replacement work.
  • Tuesday, May 31, to the morning of Friday, June 3 – Up to two right lanes of southbound I-5 after SR 528 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for expansion joint replacement work.
  • Tuesday, May 31, to the morning of Friday, June 3 – The SR 528 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for expansion joint replacement work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • **DRIVER ALERT**Friday, June 3, to the morning of Monday, June 6 – Northbound I-5 before SR 528 will be reduced to two narrower lanes with a speed limit of 45 mph from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for expansion joint replacement work. Traffic may be reduced to one lane overnight Friday and overnight Sunday.

King County

I-5: SB S 320th St to Duwamish River Bridge – Concrete Pavement Rehab
Mileposts: 142.76 – 156.71

  • Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3 – Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 from SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road to South 336th Street will be closed nightly for pavement repair work beginning with left one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.
  • Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3 – Up to three right lanes of southbound I-5 from Interurban Avenue South to Klickitat Drive will be closed nightly for concrete panel replacement work beginning with right one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.
  • Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4 – Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 from SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road to South 320th Street may be closed for pavement repair work beginning with left one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.
  • Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4 – Up to three right lanes of southbound I-5 from Interurban Avenue South to Klickitat Drive will be closed for concrete panel replacement work beginning with right one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.

I-5: Tukwila Archie Condiga Bridge Repair Work
Milepost: 156.48

  • Until further notice – A single lane of South 129th Street at I-5 is closed around the clock for bridge repair work. Signals will alternate traffic through the open lane.

I-5: Seattle Bridge Inspection Work
Milepost: 177.88

  • Tuesday, June 14 – One lane of the northbound I-5 express lanes off-ramp to Northeast 103rd Street/1st Avenue Northeast will be closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for bridge inspection work.

Pierce County

I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV & I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV
These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.
I-5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
EXPECT: See below.

  • Tuesday, May 31
    All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705 from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Saturday, June 4
    All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705 from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Drivers can expect additional weeknight single- and double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.
  • Tuesday, May 31
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Wednesday, June 1
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
    Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/South 56th Street interchange.
  • Thursday, June 2
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
    Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/South 56th Street interchange.
  • Friday, June 3
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning.
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
  • Long-term ramp closures
    Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
    A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 through project completion.

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Washington I-5 Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following lane and ramp closures on Interstate 5 in the Olympia area this week:

I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV & I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV
These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife. These projects are located on Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.

Construction

Monday, Feb. 22
• Northbound I-5 between L Street and Puyallup River Bridge will be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours. Single, double and triple-lane closures will begin at 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. respectively. All lanes will open by 4 a.m. the following morning.

Tuesday, Feb. 23
• Southbound I-5 between Puyallup River Bridge and L Street will be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours. Single, double and triple-lane closures will begin at 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. respectively. Two lanes will open by 4 a.m., with all lanes opening by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Drivers can also anticipate additional night single- and double-lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road throughout the week.

Ramp closures

Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close around the clock from 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 29. (This closure is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.)

Night ramp closures:

Monday, Feb. 22
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Northbound I-5 exit to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound Interstate 705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound State Route 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Tuesday, Feb. 23
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-5 exit to East 27th Street/Bay Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Northbound I-5 exit to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Thursday, Feb. 25
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• South 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Friday, Feb. 26
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 night closures:
• Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to southbound SR 7 will close the following hours:

3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27;
11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
Long-term ramp closures

Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I-5 through project completion.


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Washington: I-5 Labor Day Traffic, Olympia to Tacoma

Washington State DOT traffic analysts looked at how many cars were on the road past Labor Day weekends. Based on this historical data, the graphs shows how many cars (vertical axis) we project to be on the road each hour (horizontal axis) for Labor Day Weekend 2015. As the graphs turn from green to yellow, drivers can expect some congestion. During the red hours, traffic analysts predict travel will reach roadway capacity. Once a roadway reaches capacity, any small incident can cause significant backups.

The black line running from left to right show typical summer traffic. This gives drivers more information on how the Labor Day 2015 holiday weekend travel may relate to a typical summer weekend.

Check the graphs below to find the projected travel information on I-5 north of Olympia through Tacoma.

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Information and graphics from the Washington State Department of Transportation.