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Washington Olympic Region I-5 Construction Update

The Washington State Department of Transportation is reporting the following I-5 construction activities in Pierce County:

I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV & I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV
These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.
Location: Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome between M St. to Portland Ave. from milepost 132.8 to 135.2, and northbound I-5 between East Portland Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road.
Expect the following lane closures:

  • Northbound I-5 between L Street and Puyallup River Bridge will be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15. Single, double and triple-lane closures will begin at 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12:01 a.m. respectively. Two lanes will reopen by 4 a.m., with all lanes opening by 5 a.m. each following morning.
  • Northbound I-5 between L Street and Puyallup River Bridge will also be reduced to a single lane during overnight hours Friday, March 18. Single, double and triple-lane closures will begin at 11 p.m. and 12:01 a.m. respectively. Two lanes will reopen by 5 a.m., with all lanes opening by 7 a.m. the following morning.

Drivers can also anticipate additional night single- and double-lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-5 between L Street and the Port of Tacoma Road throughout the week.

Expect the following ramp closures:

Friday, March 11:

  • Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to northbound I-705 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

Monday, March 14:

  • Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to State Route 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound SR 7 exit to northbound Interstate 705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound I-5 exits to 20th Street East and Port of Tacoma Road (Exits #136 A and B) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Tuesday, March 15:

  • Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound SR 7 exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound I-5 exits to 20th Street East and Port of Tacoma Road (Exits #136 A and B) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Wednesday, March 16:

  • Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Thursday, March 17 (Note unusual daytime ramp closure)

  • Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to southbound SR 7 will close at 10 a.m. The ramp will remain closed around the clock through 9 a.m. Saturday, March 19.
  • Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 167 will close from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Friday, March 18

  • Northbound I-5 exits to 20th Street East and Port of Tacoma Road (Exits #136 A and B) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close around the clock from 11 p.m. Friday, March 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, March 21. (This closure is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.)

Saturday, March 19

  • Northbound I-5 collector/distributor exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 20.

Long-term ramp closures

  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
    A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I-5 through project completion.

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