High-Tech Sign Installation Will Close Northbound I-5 Next 3 Weekend Nights
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will be closing northbound I-5 between the Boeing Access Road and I-90 over the next three weekend nights, so they can install some 95 high-tech “Smarter Highways” readerboard signs.
The new signs, being introduced first on northbound I-5 then on SR-520 this summer are the latest smarter highway technology aimed at increasing safety, reducing collisions and reducing congestion. To learn more, visit the project Web site: www.smarterhighways.com.
Crews will close northbound I-5 between Boeing Access Road and Spokane Street beginning at 11:59 p.m. on the following nights:
- Friday, April 16
- Saturday, April 17
- Friday, April 23
- Saturday, April 24
- Friday, April 30
- Saturday, May 1
Signed detours will be in place to guide drivers northbound on Airport Way and back to I-5. Drivers should expect delays or take alternate routes.
Here’s a mockup photo of what the new signs will look like:
For more details visit: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I5/ActiveTrafficManagement/map.htm.