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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

I-5 ramp, lane closures coming in Tacoma for HOV construction

Weather permitting, drivers in Tacoma will encounter lane and ramp closures related to construction of future Interstate 5 HOV lanes.

Work plans could be rescheduled due to poor weather conditions.

During the week of Oct. 27, nighttime drivers will find overnight double-lane closures on southbound I-5 from M Street to Portland Avenue. All lanes will reopen each following morning. In addition, the following closures are scheduled.

City of Tacoma
From 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, drivers will encounter one-way alternating traffic on South 30th Street between South Fawcett Avenue and Pacific Avenue.

I-5, Interstate 705, State Route 7
Monday, Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 28 State Route 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. both nights.
• Northbound collector/distributor on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. both nights.
• From 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 to 4 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, crews will close the left lane of the northbound I-5 collector/distributor on-ramp to SR 7 and northbound I-705.

Continued ramp closures:
The southbound Interstate 5 exit to State Route 7 is closed around the clock until mid-November. The A Street on-ramp to northbound I-705/I- 5 is closed until December. Signed detours are in place for motorists.

The work is related to theI-5 M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV project.

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