Updated: I-5 seismic project will reduce Maple Road near Lynnwood to one lane Aug. 16

The location of the roadwork.

People who use Maple Road to cross over northbound Interstate 5 near Lynnwood should plan for delays during the daytime Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce the roadway to one lane, controlled by flaggers, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. The lane reduction was originally scheduled to take place Aug. 12-13. The closure is for work on a project to help the bridge stand up to a major earthquake.

The work is part of WSDOT’s seismic retrofit program to help keep major highways open after an earthquake. Contractor crews are adding concrete and steel reinforcing between girders and wrapping steel “jackets” around the columns. These could help keep the bridge over I-5 standing in a major earthquake.    

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