I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Southbound HOV - L Street overpass

Design-build contractor Guy F. Atkinson Construction will close the East L Street overpass in Tacoma to pedestrian, bike and vehicle traffic at 12:01 a.m., Monday, March 25 until fall 2021.

  • The closure allows crews to demolish and rebuild the overpass to accommodate a widened Interstate 5 and new HOV lanes.
  • The new East L Street overpass will sport two 11-foot-wide lanes for vehicular traffic, flanked by two six-foot-wide sidewalks and bicycle lanes in both directions.


During the closure, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians will follow the following detour routes:

Vehicle and pedestrian detour for the L Street overpass in Tacoma

During the closure, vehicles and bicyclists will detour using East 28th Street, East Portland Avenue to East 27th Street and Wiley Avenue, to East McKinley Way and East 34th Street.

A pedestrian detour will be available via East 28th Street, East Portland Avenue and East 27th Street.