This project includes improvements to College Way beneath I-5 to add more lane capacity and relieve traffic congestion. Improvements include traffic signal modifications, adding two additional traffic lanes on both the north and south side of College Way, storm drain improvements, relocating of utilities, modifications to the I-5 bridge abutments to accommodate the road widening, installation of curb gutter, and sidewalk. This segment of College Way has heavy turning traffic at the I-5 interchange that causes blocking of through vehicles in the east/west direction.
This project is funded by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA),
the Washington Transportation Improvement Board (TIB), and a County economic development grant.
Bids were opened on September 27, 2018. On October 10, 2018, this project was awarded to Granite Construction. This project is expected to have a duration of twelve months. Night work will be performed if the contractor needs to close lanes beneath I-5. Lanes will be open during daytime commuting hours to lessen the impact to travelers.
Status: (Updated June 5, 2019)
Contractor continue to work on excavation and retaining wall for the tieback system. Demo work has started on College Way between I-5 and Market Street and they have staged pipe along Freeway Drive for future storm work.