Extended hours planned for overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Drivers should be prepared for overnight lane reductions on southbound Interstate 5 this weekend, Sept. 9-11, from South 200th Street in SeaTac to SR 516 in Des Moines.

With a rainy fall forecast on the horizon, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will take advantage of this weekend’s expected dry weather.

Lane reductions will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. By 10 p.m. each night, southbound I-5 will be reduced to one lane through 9:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

The work is part of the southbound I-5 paving project that began in March. During the lane reductions, crews will put the final layer of pavement on the freeway where crews began repaving earlier this summer.

Overnight lane reductions, using the same hours, are also planned for the weekend of Sept. 16-18.

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