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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 

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

Expect short delays in Tacoma for heavy equipment and material deliveries

Drivers who use the southbound I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 can anticipate occasional slowdowns from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 19.

In addition to the slowdowns for access, motorists can expect the following closures to occur.

Lane closures in areas between M Street and Portland Avenue:
Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 15-18, there will be single followed by 10 p.m. double lane closures of southbound I-5. The lanes will reopen at 6 a.m. each following day.

Ramp closures

From 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 to 4 a.m. the following day, crews will close the northbound Interstate-5 collector/distributor on-ramp to I-705/SR 7.

City of Tacoma streets

From 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, the left lane of East 27th Street will close near L Street. 

From 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, the left lane of East 27th Street will close near L Street.

Continued around-the-clock ramp closures:
Northbound State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound Interstate.
Southbound Interstate 5 exit to State Route 7.
A Street on-ramp to northbound I-705/I- 5.

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