City Light will be working on I-5 in Shoreline Tuesday and Wednesday August 27-29

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near NE 180th St to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. 

This work will result in traffic impacts on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 27-29. 2019.

To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations and passage for motorists. 

Traffic will be intercepted and escorted at slow speeds for up to 15 minutes between Lynnwood and north Seattle as crews pull overhead feeder cables across the highway. 

Traffic will return to normal speeds once past the work area. See the map below for more details.

Rolling slowdowns will occur on the following dates:
  • Tuesday night (11:59pm), Aug. 27 to Wednesday morning (4am), Aug. 28
  • Wednesday night (11:59pm), Aug. 28 to Thursday morning (4am), Aug. 29

Traffic using the following on-ramps to I-5 will be affected:
  • On southbound I-5: 44th Ave W (Lynnwood), 220th St SW (Mountlake Terrace), State Route 104 / NE 205th (Shoreline)
  • On northbound I-5: NE 175th St, 5th Ave NE (Shoreline), NE Northgate Way (Seattle)

Drivers should expect delays and consider using alternate routes during construction. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT mobile app and the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.

For more information on Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project, which will extend light rail into south Snohomish County and serve stations in Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood, visit the Sound Transit website or


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