WSDOT is making swift progress on a freeway fix known as a “braided ramp.”
The new ramps will separate traffic merging from I-405 and SR 525 to southbound I-5 from traffic exiting southbound I-5 to 196th Street SW. From above, it will look like a braid. It’s hoped these improvements will help reduce congestion and collisions by eliminating lane-weaving. The project is expected to wrap-up in December 2011.
Over the past two months crews have installed a drainage system and two retaining walls.
Disclaimer: Lynnwood Today editor Mike Murphy is an employee of WSDOT.