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Crews building HOV lanes Tacoma requires lane, ramp closures

Lane closures
Tuesday, May 31
All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either State Route 7 or Interstate 705 from 11:59 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Saturday, June 4
All lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR7 or I-705 from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Drivers may also encounter weeknight single- and double-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road.

Ramp closures
Friday, May 27
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

Tuesday, May 31
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
• Southbound State Route 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

Wednesday, June 1
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/South 56th Street interchange.

Thursday, June 2
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/South 56th Street interchange.

Friday, June 3
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 8:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following morning.
• Southbound SR 167 (River Road) on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning.

Temporary configuration for construction, returns to previous layout after summer  

Crews working to expand HOV lanes into Tacoma also are replacing the original surface of I-5. In order for the work to continue on southbound I-5, a traffic switch is in place through summer.  

Reconfigurations
• Southbound I-5 drivers heading to either South 38th Street or westbound SR 16 will need to merge into the right lanes of southbound I-5 before reaching the construction zone.
• Drivers heading to southbound I-5 from both I-705 and Pacific Avenue to continue along the South 38th Street collector/distributor. Drivers will connect to southbound I-5 south of SR 16.
I-5 surface replacement requires temporary changes
The current configuration is temporary. Once this portion of the work is complete, crews will return to layout that is similar to the previous configuration.


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).

   
Alternate northbound I-5 map

 
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