Lane, Ramp Closures for Tacoma Area I-5 Construction

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The Washington State Department of Transportation reports the following scheduled traffic impacts associated with the I-5 Tacoma/Pierce County HOV construction Project.

Overnight Ramp Closures (All closures listed below are subject to change due to weather.)

  • Monday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 23
    • Northbound I-5 exit 133 will close each night from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Thursday, October 24
    • Northbound I-5 exit 133 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
    • Northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.
  • Friday, October 25
    • Northbound I-5 exit 133 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Overnight lane closures

  • Single and double lane closures are scheduled on both directions of I-5 from Yakima Avenue to 48th Street overpass, and on SR 16 from Center Street to Sprague. Lane closures occur each week night from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day. Work is weather sensitive and may be rescheduled.

Why are these closures necessary?

  • On I-5 between Port of Tacoma Road and East L Street, contractor crews are building a new southbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge, widening I-5 and replacing the East L Street overpass.
  • Contractor crews are finishing new direct connect HOV lanes between SR 16 and I-5 in Tacoma, and a new auxiliary lane on southbound I-5 between South 38th Street and South 56th Street. Crews need dry weather to remove old striping and install permanent striping.

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