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Category: Federal Way


Closures on Interstate 5 in Federal Way this weekend

Drivers traveling through Federal Way this weekend should expect delays.

The state Department of Transportation will be closing all lanes of southbound Interstate 5 at state Route 18 by 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights. They will reopen at 7 a.m. each morning.

The closures are to allow crews to begin installing large steel girders over I-5 for two new flyover ramps. Cranes will be used to lift the girders into place.

Other closures for the weekend include two northbound I-5 lanes near SR 18. The first lane will close at 8 p.m., the second lane will close at 9

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ALL CLEAR: Crash blocks two lanes of I-5 in Federal Way

A crash is blocking two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 in Federal Way, the state DOT reports this morning.

The left and HOV lanes at South 320th Street are blocked by the crash. The crash was reported shortly after 7 a.m.

Paramedics, firefighters and DOT crews are on the scene.

8:10 a.m. UPDATE: The left lane is no longer blocked. The crash still blocks the HOV lane.

8:20 a.m. UPDATE: The crash has been cleared and all lanes reopened, DOT reports.


Westbound SR 18 in Federal Way to close tonight

A late-night closure is planned on westbound state Route 18 in Federal Way, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The lanes near Interstate 5 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Drivers will be directed on a four-mile detour onto northbound I-5 to S. 320th Street, then southbound on I-5 to SR 18.

Crews are installing framework for a future flyover ramp between westbound SR 18 and southbound I-5.


Overnight closures this week on SR 18 in Federal Way

Drivers on state Route 18 in Federal Way should be prepared for overnight closures this week as crews lift concrete bridge girders into place.

The eastbound lanes near Interstate 5 will shut down from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. tonight and Tuesday night.

A nine-mile detour will send traffic from southbound Interstate 5 to 54th Avenue East before continuing on to northbound I-5.

Crews will close westbound lanes from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights while construction on the $112 million project continues.

A four-mile detour will be available from northbound I-5 to South 320th Street before

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UPDATED: Overturned semi-truck blocking SR 18 ramp near Federal Way

9 am. UPDATE: The cab has been removed and the ramp reopened. The ramp will close again about 9:45 a.m. so the contents of the overturned trailer can be transferred to another trailer.


The ramp from westbound state Route 18 to southbound Interstate 5 near Federal Way is closed so that crews can remove the cab of an overturned semi-truck.

The cab is partially blocking the ramp.

Transportation crews closed the ramp at 8 a.m. to move the cab. The ramp is expected to be closed for 30 to 40 minutes.

“After the cab is removed the

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Widening of I-5 off-ramp to Federal Way set to begin

Crews will begin widening a busy Interstate 5 off-ramp to Federal Way this week.

The southbound I-5 off-ramp at South 320th Street will be widened from three to five lanes. The expanded ramp will include two left-turn lanes and three right-turn lanes.

More than 15,000 vehicles use the ramp each day. Workers with the state Department of Transportation and the City of Federal Way will construct the $5.1 million project, funded by the city and a federal grant.

“This ramp leads to the city’s downtown core, but it’s a frequent choke-point, especially on weekday afternoons,” said Cary Roe, Federal

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