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2014 Construction in the Tacoma area

The projects below are being highlighted because they are either in urbanized travel areas or will have unusual impacts to traffic. For more information on these projects, please contact WSDOT Olympic Region Communications staff during office hours at 360-357-2789 or by emailing 

Want to see WSDOT construction efforts? Take a look at the 2013/2014 Construction Season Projects Map

Week-long SR 7 ramp closure to I-5 in Tacoma begins Oct. 20 

Motorists who take State Route 7 and Interstate 705 to I-5 in Tacoma will encounter multiple ramp closures the week of Oct. 20 as crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation continue work on the I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV project.

Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, crews will close the northbound State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5. The ramp will close around the clock until 6 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.

In addition, beginning at 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 20-23, crews will close the southbound Interstate 705 on-ramp to southbound I-5. The on-ramp will reopen at 6 a.m. the following day.

The southbound Interstate 5 exit to State Route 7 remains closed around the clock until mid-November. A signed detour directs motorists to SR 7 via Interstate 705 and State Route 509. Meanwhile, the A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I- 5 is closed until December. A signed detour also is in place for motorists.

During the week of Oct. 20, nighttime drivers will also find overnight triple-lane closures during overnight hours on southbound I-5 from M Street to Portland Avenue. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. each following day.

This work is part of the I-5: M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV project.

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