Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Construction projects ramping up as summer approaches

By Ally Barrera

Summer is fast approaching, which means construction projects around the state are ramping up.

While this construction work will help preserve and revitalize our highways, travelers will notice increased congestion and more time spent on the roads.
But, we can all get through it together by being prepared.

Here is the major road work happening over the next few months that could affect your summer travel plans:



Snohomish County

Skagit County

South Sound

  • I-5 Tacoma: Traffic shifts and configuration changes
  • I-5 Lacey: Lane closures for Diverging Diamond construction

Lewis County

  • US 12 White Pass: Daytime and weekend lane closures and alternating traffic for repaving

Eastern Washington

Special events can also affect traffic, and we have our share of big events going on this summer like Mariners and Sounders games, concerts, marathons, Blue Angels, you name it.
Bottom line is there’s a lot going on the next few months, and traffic will be affected. Stay one step ahead of the congestion with these great resources.