Purple Heart Trail I-5 in Washington Traffic Accidents, Closures & Incidents

 

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I-5 Road Alerts

I-5

South

 
Police Activity is causing traffic backups and delays on I-5 southbound at milepost 135.05 near E Bay St/SR 167 beginning at 3:29 am on December 4, 2022 until further notice. The ramp is partially blocked.
I-5

Both

Rest Area

at SB Scale 39/Silver Lake Rest Area 
Friday, Sept. 24 until further notice - The Interstate 5 Silver Lake Rest Area is closed for maintenance indefinitely. There is no access for recreational vehicle dumping at this location.
I-5

Both

Special Event

at Express Lanes  
The I-5 Express Lanes will reverse from northbound to southbound at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and remain open southbound until 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5., due to snow and ice conditions.
I-5

North

Maintenance

 
Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, until further notice: All freight trucks will encounter a traffic shift to use the center lane on northbound I-5 along the Lewis River Bridge, between mileposts 19.36 and 20.0, just south of Woodland. Note: All travelers should slow down through the area and freight traffic should watch for advanced signs advising them when to shift to use the center lane.
I-5

Both

Construction

at Express Lanes  
Saturday, August 13, until further notice – The I-5 Express Lanes will be reduced from four to three lanes between the Ship Canal Bridge and Mercer Street as crews create a work zone for the SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project.
I-5

Both

Construction

at SR 506 
Beginning Monday, Aug. 15 until further notice: Travelers in both directions of I-5 at Exit 60 for SR 506/Toledo-Vader Road, may encounter intermittent, single-lane closures nightly, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m., for work to replace the damaged southbound bridge span. Note: Most work will occur during the day along the SR 506/Toledo-Vader Road overpass, and will not impact travelers along I-5.
I-5

North

Special Event

 
On Monday, Dec. 5, new ramp meters will be activated from South 56th Street to northbound I-5. The meters will help manage the flow of vehicles entering NB I-5 in an effort to help improve travel times in this area. Ramp meters are designed to prevent multiple vehicles from entering the highway at once.

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