I-5 - SR 16 Realignment - HOV Structure and Connections - Detour map

Temporary ramp closures and detours

South Sprague Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5

In April 2019, eastbound SR 16 drivers headed to southbound I-5 were temporarily relocated to the newly-built SR 16 HOV lanes. This change will affect South Sprague Avenue travelers going to southbound I-5.

South Sprague Avenue drivers will use the following detour:

  • South Sprague Avenue to southbound I-5 will detour to westbound SR 16, South Union Avenue and back to eastbound SR 16 to continue on southbound I-5.

The South Sprague Avenue to southbound I-5 detour will be in place until work on the eastbound SR 16 to southbound I-5 collector/distributor lanes are complete.

Detour Map:

South Sprague Ave ramp to southbound I-5 closure and detour map

The image below shows how eastbound SR 16 drivers headed to southbound I-5 will temporarily relocate to newly-built SR 16 HOV lanes.

Temporary Sprague Avenue ramp closure to southbound I-5.

Southbound I-5 to South 38th Street east loop ramp

In mid-April design-builder Skanska modifed the existing Interstate 5/South 38th Street interchange to allow right and left turns at the top of the loop ramp.

Once work is complete, South 38th Street will have a new traffic signal at the top of the loop ramp that allows eastbound and westbound access to all drivers. This temporary configuration will remain in place through early August. 

 

South Tacoma Way Detour
Contractor crews have built a new SR 16 HOV overpass spanning South Tacoma Way that will connect to I-5 HOV lanes. Work to finish this overpass requires closing South Tacoma Way between S. Pine Street and S. Wilkeson Street during overnight hours. During the closures, local access will be allowed on South Tacoma Way between S. Sprague Avenue and S. Pine Street. South Tacoma Way will reopen during daytime hours. 

Closure hours:

  • Sunday - Thursday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. each following day
  • 11 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday
  • 11 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday

South Tacoma Way detour for SR 16 HOV girder setting