Lane, Ramp Closures for I-5 Construction in Pierce and Thurston Counties

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The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-5 construction and maintenance operations in Pierce and Thurston counties this week.

I-5 Pierce County

Long-term travel alert:

  • Through spring 2021:
    • The southbound I-5 exit 133 to I-705 and SR 7 in Tacoma is now temporarily located near East Bay Street. This change means southbound I-5 travelers using exit 133 will exit much earlier than before.​

Nightly lane and ramp closures:

Friday, January 15

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes near the new 70th Avenue East overpass in Fife each night from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Saturday, January 16

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes near the new 70th Avenue East overpass in Fife each night from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Monday, January 18

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to 41st Division Drive will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 19

  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 20

  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, January 21

  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Friday, January 22

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood  from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Thurston County

Friday, January 22

  • The left lane of northbound I-5 from milepost 104 to 105 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

Slow down and Give ’em a Brake
Drivers are advised to give themselves extra travel time and become familiar with current ramp closures and detour routes on Interstate 5 in Tacoma before heading out the door. If you’re driving at night, please slow down in work zones and avoid distracted driving. Help keep our work crews safe. Slow down, pay attention, and stay calm. Work zones aren’t there to personally inconvenience you. They’re there to improve the roads for everyone. It’s a drivers’ own interest to be safe in work zones. Statewide, more than 96 percent of people injured in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians.


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