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Expect Delays. Five Straight Weekends of I-5 Lane Restrictions in SeaTac

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports five straight weekends of northbound I-5 lane reductions in SeaTac have begun.

I-5 travelers should expect backups and delays on northbound Interstate 5 through SeaTac and Kent each of the next five weekends.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation have reduced northbound I-5 to two lanes during the first of five consecutive weekends. During the lane closures, crews will repave northbound I-5 between State Route 516 and the Southcenter area. Similar work during the weekend of June 3-4 resulted in backups of up to 6 miles.

“Drivers need to use alternatives, or be prepared for long delays,” said WSDOT Traffic Engineer Mike Swires. “We’ve already seen up to hour-long delays during the weekend in this area for this project. Travelers should use transit, take alternate routes, or delay or postpone their trips on northbound I-5 in the Kent-SeaTac area.”

Crews will also close the SR 516 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and the South 200th Street on- and off-ramps throughout the weekend. Drivers need to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone in the left lanes.

All work is weather-dependent. If the weather holds, WSDOT expects to finish the work during the July 14–17 lane reductions.


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Ramp Closures, Detours and Delays for I-5 Construction in Tacoma

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts as a result of I-5 construction in the Tacoma area – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road.

This I-5 construction project builds new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and Fife, and a new northbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge.

Extended ramp closure
The month-long closure of the northbound SR 7 ramp to northbound I-5 has been extended into April while crews continue to reconstruct a new ramp that will join a newly widened I-5. The delay is due to excessive rain and wet soil conditions. WSDOT will announce an opening date once the information is available.

Ramp closures
In all instances where a ramp is closed, a signed detour will be in place. Drivers are advised to plan extra time into their overnight travels.

Friday, April 7

  • Southbound I-705 ramp to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Saturday, April 8

  • East 28th Street ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. the following day.

Monday, April 10

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, April 11

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, April 12

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, April 13

  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Friday, April 14

  • 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 near the Tacoma Mall will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • East 38th Street on-ramp to northbound SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to the City Center (#133) will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 exits to northbound I-5/SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

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Lane Closures, Detours on I-5 in Tacoma This Week

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts on Interstate 5 in the Olympic Region this week.

These projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife. Projects are located on I-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.

Lane closures
To continue work to demolish the McKinley Way overpass, all northbound I-5 traffic will be temporarily rerouted during night hours as listed below:

12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 9, and
1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

  • All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be rerouted onto the parallel northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either State Route 7 or Interstate 705.
    Drivers can expect additional weeknight single- and double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 between M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road. Single-lane closures begin at 8 p.m.; double lane closures begin at 9 p.m. All lanes reopen by 6 a.m. the following weekday morning, and at 7 a.m. on Saturdays.

Ramp closures
11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, through 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

  • Bay Street/East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) will close.

McKinley Way overpass closure

  • East McKinley Way at I-5 is closed to all traffic. The closure will allow crews to demolish and rebuild the overpass. The closure will be in effect around the clock and is expected to last up to 18 months. During that time, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will detour to Pacific Avenue.

Long-term ramp closures

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

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I-5 Ramp Closures, Detours, Traffic Delays in Pierce County Washington

The Washington Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts on 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.

These projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.

Weekend closure slated for busy Portland Avenue intersection in Tacoma
Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead for a full weekend closure of a busy Tacoma intersection and a northbound Interstate 5 exit.

From at 11 p.m. Friday, July 29 through 4 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, the intersection of Portland Avenue and East 28th Street and the northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close to traffic. The closures allow contractor crews to finish rebuilding the intersection, which involves regrading and paving.

Drivers can expect additional congestion while traffic is detoured around the intersection and off-ramp. The work is weather-dependent and could be rescheduled.

Summer reroute for exit

Drivers headed to the 26th Street/Tacoma Dome exit from the northbound I-5 collector/distributor will instead be detoured to southbound State Route 7, to 38th Street, and loop around back to northbound SR 7.

Drivers using the northbound I-5 collector/distributor to I-705 will be allowed to continue to downtown Tacoma, however they will not be able to reach the 26th Street exit. Drivers using the SR 7 ramp will be able to exit to 26th Street/Tacoma Dome and continue to northbound I-705. The temporary configuration will remain in effect through September.

Crews are creating an access point from which to excavate a concrete-lined vault full of soil contaminated with petroleum products left from original Interstate 705 construction.

Lane closures:

  • 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday, July 29 – All southbound lanes of I-5 will detour via Exit # 133/City Center and Interstate 705.
  • Drivers can expect weeknight single- and double-lane closures panned for both directions of I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.
  • Single-lane closures generally begin after 8 p.m.
    Double-lane closures generally begin after 10 p.m.

Ramp closures

Monday, July 25

  • 10 p.m. – northbound I-5 exit to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) will close, until 4 a.m. the following day.

Long-term ramp closures

  • Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
    A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 through project completion.
  • Drivers headed to the 26th Street/Tacoma Dome exit from the northbound I-5 collector/distributor will instead be detoured to southbound State Route 7, to 38th Street, and loop around back to northbound SR 7.

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I-5 Weekend Lane Reductions in Washington Begin Today, Expect Delays

Southbound I-5 weekend lane reductions in SeaTac, Des Moines begin Friday, July 15

Work to repave 2.7 miles of southbound Interstate 5 in SeaTac and Des Moines will start a week later than planned. Late last week, the first of five weekends of lane reductions was postponed due to rain.

Pending a dry weather forecast, weekend-long lane reductions will start at 8:00 p.m. Friday night, July 15. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce I-5 to two lanes between South 188th Street in SeaTac and South 219th Street in Des Moines. All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 18.

“This weekend is busy, with the Seattle Mariners playing at home and the Bite of Seattle taking place, so drivers will need to plan ahead,” said WSDOT Traffic Engineer Mike Swires. “Roughly, 86,000 drivers use this stretch of I-5 every weekend, and drivers will need to plan ahead to avoid long delays and backups.”

Making Up Time

Crews have rescheduled last-weekend’s rain delayed weekend lane reductions for July 29 to August 1. Here’s the updated weekend lane closure schedule:

  • July 15-18
  • July 22-25
  • July 29- Aug. 1
  • August 12-15
  • August 19-22
Weekend Closure Details

During each of the five scheduled weekend lane reductions:

  • Crews will begin closing lanes at 8:00 p.m. Friday, with up to three lanes closed by 10:00 p.m.
  • Drivers should use I-405 and state routes 167 and 509 as alternate routes.
  • Four ramps will be closed during the weekend work, with signed detours: the southbound I- 405 on-ramp to southbound I-5; the South 188th Street on-ramp; the South 200th Street on- and off-ramps.

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Washington I-5 Road Construction, Lane and Ramp Closures This Week

The following Washington State Department of Transportation construction and maintenance projects are expected to have some travel impacts on Interstate 5. Drivers are encouraged to use caution when traveling in these areas and remember to ” give ’em a brake ” in construction zones.

Daytime traffic impacts typically take place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and nighttime impacts between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Times may vary based on weather and other (construction-related) variables.

Lewis County

I-5, Mellen Street to Blakeslee Junction – Stage 2
Mileposts: 79.81 to 84.15

  • Tuesday, May 31 to the morning of Thursday, June 2: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Thursday, June 2 to the morning of Friday, June 3: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • Friday, June 3 to the morning of Saturday, June 4: A single-lane in either direction of I-5 between Mellen Street and Harrison Avenue may close intermittently, nightly, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., for grinding, paving and guardrail work.
  • NOTE: All work is weather dependent.

Snohomish County

I-5: Union, Steamboat, and Ebey Slough Bridges – Special Bridge Repair
Mileposts: 197.09 – 199.00

  • Until further notice – Northbound I-5 before SR 528 is reduced to three narrower lanes with a speed limit of 45 mph for expansion joint replacement work.
  • Tuesday, May 31, to the morning of Friday, June 3 – Up to two right lanes of southbound I-5 after SR 528 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for expansion joint replacement work.
  • Tuesday, May 31, to the morning of Friday, June 3 – The SR 528 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for expansion joint replacement work. A signed detour will be in place.
  • **DRIVER ALERT**Friday, June 3, to the morning of Monday, June 6 – Northbound I-5 before SR 528 will be reduced to two narrower lanes with a speed limit of 45 mph from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for expansion joint replacement work. Traffic may be reduced to one lane overnight Friday and overnight Sunday.

King County

I-5: SB S 320th St to Duwamish River Bridge – Concrete Pavement Rehab
Mileposts: 142.76 – 156.71

  • Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3 – Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 from SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road to South 336th Street will be closed nightly for pavement repair work beginning with left one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.
  • Tuesday, May 31, to Friday, June 3 – Up to three right lanes of southbound I-5 from Interurban Avenue South to Klickitat Drive will be closed nightly for concrete panel replacement work beginning with right one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.
  • Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4 – Up to four lanes of southbound I-5 from SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road to South 320th Street may be closed for pavement repair work beginning with left one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.
  • Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4 – Up to three right lanes of southbound I-5 from Interurban Avenue South to Klickitat Drive will be closed for concrete panel replacement work beginning with right one lane at 8 p.m. All lanes will reopen by noon.

I-5: Tukwila Archie Condiga Bridge Repair Work
Milepost: 156.48

  • Until further notice – A single lane of South 129th Street at I-5 is closed around the clock for bridge repair work. Signals will alternate traffic through the open lane.

I-5: Seattle Bridge Inspection Work
Milepost: 177.88

  • Tuesday, June 14 – One lane of the northbound I-5 express lanes off-ramp to Northeast 103rd Street/1st Avenue Northeast will be closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for bridge inspection work.

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.
I-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: See below.

  • Tuesday, May 31
    All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705 from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Saturday, June 4
    All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705 from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Drivers can expect additional weeknight single- and double-lane closures in both directions of I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.
  • Tuesday, May 31
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
  • Wednesday, June 1
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
    Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/South 56th Street interchange.
  • Thursday, June 2
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
    Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/South 56th Street interchange.
  • Friday, June 3
    East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning.
    Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.
  • Long-term ramp closures
    Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 into winter 2017.
    A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 through project completion.

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Construction on Washington I-5 HOV Lanes Mean Lane Closures

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports that two projects, I-5 – M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV & I-5 – Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV, will result in lane closures this week.

These two projects lay the foundation for new HOV lanes on I-5 in Tacoma and northbound into Fife.  These projects are located on 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.

Lane closures
Drivers can also anticipate 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.

Monday, March 28

  • Northbound Interstate 5 collector-distributor exit to northbound Interstate 705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to southbound State Route 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound SR 7 exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, March 29

  • Northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Northbound SR 7 exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, March 30

  • Northbound I-5 collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Thursday, March 31

  • Southbound I-705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and southbound SR 7 will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Extended ramp closure
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will remain closed until mid-April.

Long-term ramp closures

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


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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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I-5 Shoulder Closings for Maintenance in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following maintenance operations on I-5 will result in shoulder closures in the following locations:

DuPont
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday through Feb. 8. Overnight work hours are from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, from Jan. 4-15.
DESCRIPTION: Utility crews will install infrastructure.
LOCATION: Mounts Road on-ramp to northbound I-5 from milepost 116.7 to 116.9.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure along the Mounts Road on-ramp to northbound I-5.

Lakewood
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Jan. 4.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Southbound I-5 at Berkeley Street, milepost 122.45 to 122.35.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure on the Berkeley Street on-ramp to southbound I-5.

Tacoma
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Jan. 5.
DESCRIPTION: Guardrail repair.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 at 70th Ave. E, milepost 138.15 to 138.25.
EXPECT: Right shoulder closure on the 70th Ave. E. on-ramp to northbound I-5.

Lakewood
TIME/DAYS: 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Jan. 6.
DESCRIPTION: Attenuator repair.
LOCATION: Northbound I-5 at SR 512, milepost 127.8.
EXPECT: Left shoulder closure on the southbound I-5 exit to SR 512.


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Lane Closures on Washington I-5 December 29-30

Washington State Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures on two I-5 projects; M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV and Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Northbound HOV

Time/Days: See details below.

Description: 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.

Details: On Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30, crews will close two lanes of northbound Interstate 5 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. approaching the Puyallup River Bridge. An hour earlier at 10 p.m, they will also close the two following ramps until 4 a.m. each following morning:

– Northbound I-5 to northbound SR 167
– Bay Street to northbound SR 167

On Wednesday night, motorists can also expect up to three lanes of southbound I-5 to close near the Puyallup River Bridge between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. In addition, the following three ramps will close:

– Southbound SR 167 to southbound I-5
– Southbound I-5 to South 27th Street/Bay Street
– South 27th Street/Portland Avenue to southbound I-5

Detours will be provided for all ramp closures.


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