Gov. Inslee to announce changes to I-405 tolling, I-5 repairs

SHORELINE, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says he plans to announce changes to the Interstate 405 express lane tolling system.

At a Tuesday afternoon news conference, he also plans to speak about a proposal focused on congestion and safety on Interstate 5.

He is requesting the Legislature approve 10 new incident response teams for I-5 to quickly clear collisions and provide roadside assistance. The request adds $10 million to the governor's supplemental transportation budget.

The governor also has said he will talk about plans to replace dozens of aging expansion joins along the freeway from Marysville to Federal Way.

Inslee says the proposed changes to the I-405 express lanes will improve traffic flow and add capacity. Residents and workers in Seattle's eastern suburbs have complained about the tolling system that has increased congestion on an already busy roadway.