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I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV Stage 1 - Complete December 2012

Project Status - Complete
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Stage 1 work occurred in the circled area.  View entire map.

Aerial showing major construction components Major construction components included in the Stage 1 project. Project Details  (pdf 512 kb)

This project is the first part of a series of projects to reduce congestion, improve safety and add HOV lanes in Pierce County. In this first contract, crews focused on widening, seismic upgrades and ground improvements to prepare for future projects that will ultimately help improve traffic flow on I-5 through Tacoma.

Project series: I-5 SR 16 Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program

How You Benefit
Cross GlyphImproves Safety
The I-5 bridges at Portland Avenue and Bay Street now meet current earthquake standards.
Car GlyphRelieves Congestion
Traffic cameras and sensors were installed at strategic locations to inform travelers of traffic conditions on electronic signs, highway advisory radio broadcast transmitters, local television stations and the Web.
Leaf Glyph Protects Environment
Ground improvements were made in preparation for future Puyallup River Bridge piers, including building temporary erosion and sediment control ponds and constructing earth embankments.

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Neal Uhlmeyer
Project Engineer

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