Utility line relocation work to affect I-5 traffic overnight next week

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Seattle City Light crews will be relocating an overhead transmission line on Interstate 5 at NE 195th St in Shoreline as part of Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension project. 

The reliability work will result in nightly traffic impacts on August 3-4, 2021.

To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and construction 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 up to 15 minutes between Lynnwood and Seattle as crews pull overhead feeder cables across the freeway. Traffic will return to normal speeds once vehicles pass the work area.

What to expect during this closure:
  • Rolling slowdowns will occur from 1am to 4am on Tuesday, August 3 and Wednesday, August 4, 2021.
  • Construction will impact traffic for vehicles entering I-5 through the following on-ramps:
    • Southbound I-5: I-405, 196th St SW, 44th Ave W (Lynnwood), 220th St SW (Mountlake Terrace), State Route 104 (Shoreline)
    • Northbound I-5: NE 175th St, 5th Ave NE (Shoreline), NE Northgate Way, NE 80th St (Seattle)
  • Drivers should expect delays and plan to use 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, please visit soundtransit.org/system-expansion/lynnwood-link-extension

Learn more about City Light’s construction projects by visiting seattle.gov/city-light/in-the-community/current-projects.


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