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Construction in the Tacoma area

Night lane, ramp closures scheduled for Tacoma/Fife HOV construction

11 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30
• Southbound Interstate 705 exit to southbound State Route 7 will close until 5 a.m. the following morning.

12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1
• All lanes of mainline northbound I-5 will close. Drivers will be routed onto the parallel northbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705.

Continued ramp closures

  • Northbound State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5.
  • A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstates 705/I-5.



Alternate route for eastbound SR 16 drivers going to northbound I-5

Tired of backups on eastbound SR 16 heading toward northbound I-5? Try this alternate route, which uses the SR 7 U-turn at South 38th Street.  We've clocked it, and when backups at the merge are heavy this will take you about half the time! Just make sure that as you're heading up the hill on SR 7, take the route to South 38th Street east (not west).

Eastbound SR 16 alternate route to northbound I-5