Pierce and Thurston County travel planner

What you need to know Thursday, Jan. 14 through Friday, Jan. 22

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Pierce County

I-5​​

Long-term travel alert:

  • Friday Dec. 18 into spring 2021: 
    • The southbound I-5 exit 133 to I-705 and SR 7 in Tacoma is now temporarily located near East Bay Street. This change means southbound I-5 travelers using exit 133 will exit much earlier than before.​

Nightly lane and ramp closures:

Friday, Jan. 15

  • Southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to Berkeley Street will close from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes near the new 70th Avenue East overpass in Fife each night from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • 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, Jan. 16

  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes near the new 70th Avenue East overpass in Fife each night from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 18

  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit 135 to Portland Avenue will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to 41st Division Drive will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Gravelly Lake Drive on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 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.
  • 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, Jan. 19

  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit 135 to Portland Avenue will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 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.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

  • Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit 135 to Portland Avenue will close from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 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.

Thursday, Jan. 21

  • 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.
  • Berkeley Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Thorne Lane on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Jan. 22

  • 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.
  • 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.

SR 99

  • Saturday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, both directions of SR 99 near 70th Avenue East in Fife will be reduced to a single lane. Travelers will see shifted lanes through the workzone.

SR 167

Monday, Jan. 18 to Friday, Jan. 22 each night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close
  • Southbound SR 167/Bay Street/River Road will close from East Grandview Avenue to 27th Street East

Thurston County

I-5

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21

  • Multiple rolling slowdowns on southbound I-5 for tree removal. Occasional corresponding traffic stops for Henderson Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5. 

 

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.