Multiple overnight I-5 and SR 16 ramp closures in Tacoma this coming week

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TACOMA – During the week of Aug. 5, contractor crews building connecting HOV lanes at Interstate 5 and State Route 16 have a series of overnight ramp closures for barrier removal, striping, and paving activities.

This work is in advance of a large traffic shift scheduled for the night of Saturday, Aug. 10.

Overnight drivers will see single and double lane closures on both directions of I-5 from Port of Tacoma Road to Yakima Avenue each night. All lanes reopen by 4:30 a.m. each day. Overnight single and double lane closures are scheduled on SR 16 near Sprague Avenue each night leading up to Saturday night’s traffic shift.

Overnight ramp closures
Monday, Aug. 5

  • Eastbound SR 16 ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, Aug. 7

  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday, Aug. 8

  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday.

Friday, Aug. 9

  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday.
  • Eastbound SR 16 ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday.

Saturday, Aug. 10

  • Southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday.
  • South 38th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • Southbound I-5 exit 132 to westbound SR 16 will close from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday. Drivers will detour to South 56th Street to northbound I-5 to westbound SR 16.

Additional Pierce County maintenance and construction information is available at www.TacomaTraffic.com. Before heading out the door, travelers can find the latest road conditions on the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.