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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



6-month ramp closure in Tacoma begins Dec. 1

Construction crews will close the northbound State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma at 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1. The ramp closure will be in place around the clock until May. Drivers will follow a signed detour. The long-term ramp closure will allow crews to continue progress on the I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue – HOV project. Crews will use the ramp as a construction zone to build supports for a new bridge and install additional drainage.

Continued ramp closures
The southbound Interstate 5 exit to State Route 7 and the A Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 705/Interstate 5 both remain closed around the clock.

During the week of Dec. 1, additional overnight lane and ramp closures will also occur as crews create protected work areas.

Lane closures between M Street and Portland Avenue
Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 1-4, crews will close up to two lanes of southbound I-5. All lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following morning.

From 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 through 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, crews will close the left lane of northbound I-5.

Beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, two lanes of southbound I-5 will close. The lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following day.

Ramp closures
Monday, Dec. 1
Northbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Tuesday, Dec. 2
Northbound I-5 exit to SR 7 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.

Wednesday, Dec. 3
Southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
Southbound I-5 exit to City Center will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. the following morning.

Thursday, Dec. 4
Pacific Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close at 10 p.m. The ramp will reopen at 6 a.m. the following morning.
City Center on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

During the ramp closures, drivers will follow a signed detour.

City of Tacoma streets

Monday, Dec. 1
At 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, crews will close the eastbound lane of Wiley Avenue between L and D streets. Eastbound drivers will be directed through the center turn lane.

Tuesday, Dec. 2
At 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, crews will close the eastbound lane of Wiley Avenue between L and D streets. Eastbound drivers will be directed through the center turn lane.

From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, the left lane of East 27th street near L street will close.


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