I-5 Section

Weekend lane reductions on northbound I-5 will start June 2

Weekend lane reductions on northbound I-5 will start June 2

Drivers should be prepared for eight weekends of lane closures, which likely will cause backups and delays on northbound Interstate 5 in SeaTac and Tukwila, starting in June, the Washington State Department... [Read more]

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Deputy witnesses shot fired from car, stops it from fleeing wrong way on I-5

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A King County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the Burien area observed a shot fired from a white car near 1st Ave. S. and S. 156th Street. The deputy pursued the car... [Read more]

#SouthKingSlowdown work on I-5 will continue this weekend, Oct. 29-30

#SouthKingSlowdown work on I-5 will continue this weekend, Oct. 29-30

#SouthKingSlowdown work on southbound I-5 will continue this weekend, with up to four lanes closed overnight Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 & 30. Expect closures on I-5 from SR 516/Kent Des Moines... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound I-5 in South King County that they should plan for extended overnight work hours through Sunday morning, Sept. 25. The additional lane reductions and hours... [Read more]

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

Expect extended overnight work on southbound I-5 this weekend

WSDOT is warning drivers who use southbound Interstate 5 in South King County to expect extended overnight work hours from Friday evening, Sept. 16, through Sunday morning, Sept. 18. The additional... [Read more]

#SouthKingSlowdown continues this weekend

#SouthKingSlowdown continues this weekend

South King Slowdown Calendar – weekend of August 12-15: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from South Boeing Access Road to I-405/SR 518 will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. By 10 p.m.... [Read more]

This weekend’s #SouthKingSlowdown includes a Sunday morning switch

This weekend’s #SouthKingSlowdown includes a Sunday morning switch

WSDOT says that drivers on southbound I-5 in SeaTac and Des Moines should be prepared a traffic shift on Sunday morning, July 31, part of the weekend lane reductions for #SouthKingSlowdown. Southbound... [Read more]

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

REMINDER: Second weekend of #SouthKingSlowdown on I-5 continues

Here’s the #SouthKingSlowdown schedule for this weekend – July 22-25: Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from I-405/SR 518 to SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 to be closed this weekend!

REMINDER: Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 to be closed this weekend!

Major construction work begins this Friday night, July 15, on a project that will reduce southbound I-5 to two lanes between SeaTac and Des Moines for the entire weekend. WSDOT says that this is the first... [Read more]

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

UPDATE: WSDOT construction slowdown on I-5 in area delayed due to weather

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Friday that construction on I-5 in the SeaTac area has been postponed until next weekend due to weather: If you missed it, the I-5 #SouthKingSlowdown... [Read more]

TRAFFIC: Construction to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 weekend of July 8-11

TRAFFIC: Construction to reduce lanes on southbound I-5 weekend of July 8-11

South King County drivers should plan ahead for the first of five weekend lane reductions on southbound I-5 in SeaTac soon, as crews begin repaving a 2.7-mile section between South 188th Street and South... [Read more]

TRAFFIC: Expect weekend delays on southbound I-5 in area this summer

TRAFFIC: Expect weekend delays on southbound I-5 in area this summer

Drivers should plan a strategy now for weekend work on a project to rehabilitate southbound Interstate 5 south of Seattle, WSDOT announced this week. Starting in early July, drivers will see the first... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a motorist on I-5 March 23, 2016 at approximately 12:51 a.m. According to the victim,... [Read more]

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Major rehab coming to southbound I-5 from Tukwila to Federal Way this spring

Everyone was taught the “three R’s” in school, and starting this spring, drivers who use southbound I-5 between Tukwila and Federal Way will learn a new meaning for that phrase – Replace, Repave... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that Trooper John Pierce – with the assistance of officers from the Tukwila Police Department and an off-duty Seattle Police officer – pulled a suicidal man... [Read more]

New $1.72 billion ‘Gateway’ project would finally connect SR-509 to I-5

New $1.72 billion ‘Gateway’ project would finally connect SR-509 to I-5

A proposed $1.72 billion project that would finally connect SR-509 to I-5 would “relieve traffic congestion and improve freight mobility,” according to supporters. “Let’s finish what... [Read more]

Major Repairs Planned for 3 Miles of I-5 in South King County

Major Repairs Planned for 3 Miles of I-5 in South King County

Sticking with the commitment to fix the “worst of the worst” first, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced Friday that it plans to begin work on Monday, Oct. 22, to repair the... [Read more]

20-Year Old Man Stabbed in Burien; Police Search for Knife Along I-5

20-Year Old Man Stabbed in Burien; Police Search for Knife Along I-5

A 20-year old man was found stabbed this weekend, and police searched an area next to I-5 for the knife used in the stabbing. The incident started around 7 a.m. Saturday morning (Sept. 29) when police... [Read more]

Aggressive Driver Causes Critical Injury Collision on I-5 at SR-518

Aggressive Driver Causes Critical Injury Collision on I-5 at SR-518

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a driver received critical injuries from striking a blocking disabled logging truck when attempting to pass traffic as it merged onto southbound I-5 from SR-518…

WATERLAND BLOG: Des Moines Woman Killed, 3 Injured In Accident

WATERLAND BLOG: Des Moines Woman Killed, 3 Injured In Accident

Our sister site The Waterland Blog is reporting that a 20-year old Des Moines woman was killed, and her three teenage passengers injured in a rollover crash on I-5 in Tukwila Saturday night (Nov. 26). Troopers... [Read more]

Waterland Blog: Gov. Gregoire Involved In Collision Near Des Moines Monday

Waterland Blog: Gov. Gregoire Involved In Collision Near Des Moines Monday

Our sister site The Waterland Blog is reporting that Governor Christine Gregoire was involved in a non-injury collision in Des Moines Monday afternoon. Read the full story here.  Read More →

Driver Arrested For DUI After Traveling Wrong Way On Freeway For 11 Miles

Driver Arrested For DUI After Traveling Wrong Way On Freeway For 11 Miles

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a 40-year old Federal Way man was arrested Sunday morning (Sept. 12) for investigation of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after several 911 callers alerted... [Read more]

High-Tech “Smarter Highway” Signs Go Live On I-5 Next Week

High-Tech “Smarter Highway” Signs Go Live On I-5 Next Week

Next Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Washington State Department of Transportation’s new, high-tech “Smarter Highways” signs will light up above nearby northbound I-5. The WSDOT says in a statement... [Read more]