Second and final stage of I-5 widening project underway
Night time lane closures begin Monday, Aug. 26.
CENTRALIA – Travelers on Interstate 5 in Centralia will see construction crews on the roadway next week as the second and final stage of widening work picks up pace.
Drivers can expect night time lane closures, traffic shifts and roadside work starting Monday, Aug. 26. Lane closure hours will vary depending on days of the week and traffic conditions. Drivers will typically encounter closed lanes on the interstate from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays, and 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. weekends.
“Our contractor is jumping in with both feet this summer,” said Washington State Department of Transportation project engineer Colin Newell. “Drivers will see changes to I-5 pretty quickly and a bunch of activity along the interstate, especially at Blakeslee Junction and Mellen Street.”