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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 bakerc@wsdot.wa.gov. 


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


More I-5 ramp closures in Tacoma for HOV construction

Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation have multiple overnight ramp and lane closures planned for Interstate 5 and 705, and State Routes 167 and 7 during the week of Sept. 22.

During the overnight hours from Monday, Sept. 22 into Tuesday, Sept. 23, the left lane of both northbound and southbound I-5 will be closed between L Street and I-705 in Tacoma. The southbound left lane will close at 8 p.m. on Monday, and re-open at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile the northbound left lane will close at 9 p.m. on Monday, and re-open by 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, the SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will be closed to traffic until 6 a.m. Thursday. The same ramp closure will take place again beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday night, Sept. 25 and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday.

In addition, the State Route 7/I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close at midnight on Thursday and re-open by 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

As a reminder, the A Street on-ramp to northbound I- 705/I- 5 is closed until December. A signed detour is in place for motorists. Also, southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and State Route 16 is reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes around the clock through October. Crews have closed the left lane so the median can be rebuilt to carry traffic through the area during future traffic shifts.


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


3-month ramp closure in Tacoma underway

TACOMA – Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/Interstate 5 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 2, for stormwater pond excavation work as part of the I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV. The ramp closure will be in place around the clock until December, and a signed detour will be provided for motorists.

As a reminder, southbound I-5 between Yakima Street and State Route 16 is reduced from four to three general-purpose lanes around the clock for approximately six weeks. Crews have closed the left lane so the median can be rebuilt to carry traffic through the area during future traffic shifts


Daytime lane closures scheduled on SR 509 south of Browns Point

Drivers who use State Route 509 (Marine View Drive) in Tacoma could see delays of up to 10 minutes or longer while crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation make repairs to the roadway surface.

From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, SR 509 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mileposts 4.9 and 5.5, near Tyee Marina. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers.

This work is weather dependent and subject to change.

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