Sections of roadway on State Route 7 in Pierce County have reached the end of its useful life. This summer, construction crews working for WSDOT will repair and replace worn sections of asphalt on SR 7. The work zone is broken up into two areas. The first is from the intersection of SR 507 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, to 169th Street. Crews will pave the northbound right lane only. The second area begins north of SR 512 and runs to South 38th Street in Tacoma. Here, crews will pave both the northbound and southbound right lanes on SR 7. Much of the work will take place during overnight hours when traffic volumes are lower.
What to expect
This project began Monday, June 7. Travelers will see overnight lane closures Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and on Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. No work will take place on Friday, June 17, Monday, June 20, Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4. Nearby businesses and residential areas may experience increased night construction noise. The City of Tacoma has granted WSDOT an exemption to its noise ordinance for this nighttime construction. Removing old sections of pavement can be loud and disruptive. Crews will work quickly and efficiently to minimize night time noise. Inclement weather could delay paving and striping. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at night during the work on SR 7. No detour is needed.