Thurston County Traffic: Guardrail Repairs Bring Overnight Shifted Lanes and Ramp Closure to I-5 in Olympia starting October 10

Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation

Travelers on I-5 in Thurston County should plan for overnight shifted lanes and ramp, lane and shoulder closures during the next week as crews replace outdated and damaged guardrails long the highway. Any traffic disruptions should be minimal.

Starting tonight, Thursday, Oct. 10, crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will focus on a three-mile section of northbound I-5. The area stretches from near exit 102 at Trosper Road to exit 105 in Olympia.

The work will occur on I-5 each weeknight and finish up the following morning, from Thursday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 18. No work or closures are scheduled for the weekend. Work hours may vary, but generally will start at 8 p.m. and conclude by 6 a.m. the following morning.

Northbound I-5 exit 105 to Capitol Campus closed overnight

As early as Monday, Oct. 14, the left lane of the northbound I-5 exit 105 that leads travelers to the Capitol Campus will close overnight for one night as part of this repair project. The right lane will remain open. Travelers heading to the Capitol will follow a signed detour.

Most work will have relatively minor effects to drivers in the form of shifted lanes and shoulder closures. Crews are working overnight, when traffic volumes are lower, to minimize disruptions.

Travelers are reminded to watch their speed in work zones and give construction crews the room they need to work safely

Before heading out the door, travelers can find the latest road conditions on the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.

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