The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is reminding drivers that crews will be working on I-5 in Olympia and Tumwater near US 101 on Saturday and Sunday.
The left lane of I-5 will be closed in both directions approaching the US 101 interchange.
Officials are asking drivers to plan ahead.
“If people don’t change their travel plans, drivers could see miles-long backups on both directions of I-5,” said a spokesperson.
Work will begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. During the closure, crews will repair the center barrier which has been damaged from recent crashes.
More closures are planned on Feb. 3, and Feb. 4 so the work can be finished.
WSDOT hopes drivers will remember the following when driving through the area:
Slow down – drive the posted speeds for worker and traveler safety.
Pay attention – both to workers directing travelers and surrounding traffic.
Be kind –workers are out there helping to keep people safe and improve the roadways.
Stay calm – expect delays, leave early, or take alternate routes if possible; no meeting or appointment is worth risking someone’s life.