Pierce and Thurston County travel planner

What you need to know Thursday, April 8 through Friday, April 16

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Pierce County

I-5​​

Long-term travel alerts:

  • Feb. 3 through April 12 : 
    • The southbound I-5 exit 133 to I-705 and SR 7 in Tacoma is temporarily relocated near the Port of Tacoma Road overpass. This change means southbound I-5 travelers using exit 133 will exit much earlier than before.​

Thursday, April 8

  • SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Portland Avenue/East 27th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to 41st Division Drive will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • One lane of southbound I-5 will close from Port of Tacoma Road to McKinley Way overpass from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Friday, April 9

  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Gravelly Lake Drive will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 10

  • One lane of southbound I-5 will close from Port of Tacoma Road to McKinley Way overpass from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday.
  • Portland Avenue/East 27th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday. During the around-the-clock ramp closure, drivers can take alternate routes to reach southbound I-5 or follow a signed detour from Portland Avenue to southbound State Route 509 to southbound I-705 to southbound I-5.
  • SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday.
  • From 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, travelers using the southbound I-5 temporary collector/distributor lane that starts near Port of Tacoma Road will be detoured at the SR 167/East Bay Street exit. Travelers will follow signs to southbound SR 509 to I-705.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 10:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Monday, April 12

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 13

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 14

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 10:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, April 15

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 11:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Friday.

Friday, April 16

  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Northbound I-5 exit to Gravelly Lake Drive will close from 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Thorne Lane will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive near JBLM from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Saturday.
  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, April 17

  • Northbound I-5 will be reduced to a single lane from 41st Division Drive near JBLM to Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday.

SR 99

  • Weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. as needed April 2 through April 16.
    • One lane of southbound SR 99 will close from 62nd Avenue to 65th Avenue.
    • One lane of northbound SR 99 will close from 62nd Avenue to 65th Avenue.
  • 6 p.m. Monday, April 12 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 13
    • One lane of southbound SR 99 will close from 62nd Avenue to 65th Avenue.
  • 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 13 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 14
    • Both northbound lanes of SR 99 will close, and traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes. One lane in each direction will be open from 62nd Avenue to 65th Avenue. 
  • 6 p.m. Friday, April 16 to 5:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17
    • One lane alternating traffic in each direction controlled by flaggers on SR 99 from 62nd Avenue to 65th Avenue.

SR 162

  • Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 12-20
    • Alternating one-way traffic for vegetation management near utility lines on both directions of SR 162 from SR 165 to south of South Prairie.

SR 165

  • Wednesday, April 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one way alternating traffic for South Prairie Creek Bridge inspection. 
  • Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 21-29
    • Alternating one-way traffic for vegetation management near utility lines on both directions of SR 165 south of Buckley.

Thurston County

I-5

  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 24
  • Both directions of I-5 near Marvin Road overpass will be reduced to two lanes.
  • Marvin Road on-ramp to northbound I-5, southbound I-5 exit to Marvin Road and the Marvin Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close. Only one ramp will close at a time.

SR 510

  • 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 24
  • Both directions of I-5 near Marvin Road overpass will be reduced to two lanes.
  • Marvin Road on-ramp to northbound I-5, southbound I-5 exit to Marvin Road and the Marvin Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close. Only one ramp will close at a time.
  • From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday, travelers can expect added congestion approaching Marvin Road overpass in Lacey due to reduced lanes in both directions.

The latest from the WSDOT Blog:

Slow down and Give 'em a Brake
Drivers are advised to give themselves extra travel time and become familiar with current ramp closures and detour routes on Interstate 5 in Tacoma before heading out the door. If you're driving at night, please slow down in work zones and avoid distracted driving. Help keep our work crews safe. Slow down, pay attention, and stay calm. Work zones aren't there to personally inconvenience you. They're there to improve the roads for everyone. It's a drivers' own interest to be safe in work zones. Statewide, more than 96 percent of people injured in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians.