Overhead Line Relocations on I-5 (Shoreline)

Limits of rolling slowdowns on I-5 from Aug. 3-4

Project Description

Seattle City Light crews will be relocating an overhead transmission line on Interstate 5 at Northeast 195th Street in Shoreline as part of Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension project. The reliability work will result in nightly traffic impacts on Aug. 3-4.


Interstate 5 at Northeast 195th Street in Shoreline

What's Happening Now?

Project Update (Aug. 3, 2021): Crews completed their overhead line relocation work on I-5 this morning. As a result, we're canceling the final night of rolling slowdowns scheduled for Wednesday morning, Aug. 4.

Anticipated Impacts

  • To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and construction crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns of traffic in both directions of I-5 to ensure safe work operations and passage for motorists. Traffic will be intercepted and escorted at slow speeds up to 15 minutes between Lynnwood and Seattle as crews pull overhead feeder cables across the freeway. Traffic will return to normal speeds once vehicles pass the work area.
  • Rolling slowdowns will occur from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Wednesday, Aug. 4.
  • Construction will be impacted for vehicles entering I-5 through the following on-ramps:
    • Southbound I-5: I-405, 196th Street Southwest, 44th Avenue West (Lynnwood), 220th Street Southwest (Mountlake Terrace), State Route 104 (Shoreline)
    • Northbound I-5: Northeast 175th Street, 5th Avenue Northeast (Shoreline), Northeast Northgate Way, Northeast 80th Street (Seattle)
  • Drivers should expect delays and plan to use alternate routes during construction. Real-time traffic information is available on the WSDOT mobile app and the WSDOT Traffic Twitter feed.
  • Please be aware that this electrical reliability work requires crew members to work closely together for their safety. This work follows protocols in place to meet all COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington State Department of Health, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. For more information on Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension project, please visit soundtransit.org/system-expansion/lynnwood-link-extension.

Rolling slowdowns will occur from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Contact us at SCL_CommOutreach@seattle.gov. This email inbox is monitored during business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).

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Dawn Lindell, General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000

Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.