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Access to I-5/SR 167 closes over weekend to reconstruct Bay Street intersection

A full weekend closure of the East Bay Street and East 28th Street intersection in Tacoma will take place from 10 p.m. Friday, April 29 through 4 a.m. Monday, May 2 so contractor crews can reconstruct the intersection. The work will also close the 28th Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 and access from southbound I-5 to northbound State Route 167 (River Road) over the weekend. 


Detours 
• Drivers wishing to reach northbound I-5 will detour via Portland Avenue and southbound I-5.
• Southbound I-5 drivers will access northbound SR 167 (River Road) via State Route 7 and northbound I-5. 

These closures had previously been scheduled to occur April 22-25, but were rescheduled due to inclement weather. 

In addition to the above weekend closures, night ramp and lane closures on Tacoma area highways have been scheduled during the week of May 2. The closures allow crews to continue work on the I-5 HOV projects in Tacoma and Fife. 

Lane closures 
Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3 
At 11:59 p.m. all lanes of southbound I-5 will be detoured via Interstate 705 or SR 7. All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. each following morning. 

Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5 
At 11:59 p.m. all lanes of northbound I-5 near South 38th Street will be routed onto the northbound I-5 collector/distributor and detoured via either SR 7 or I-705. 

Drivers may also encounter night single- and double-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-5 between M Street and Port of Tacoma Road. 

 

Ramp closures 
Monday, May 2 

• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound State Route 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/56th Street interchange. 

Tuesday, May 3 
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/56th Street interchange. 
• Northbound I-5 exit to SR 167 (River Road) will close from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. 
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. 

Wednesday, May 4 
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/56th Street interchange. 
• East 27th Street on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. 
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. 

Thursday, May 5 
• Southbound I-5 exit to westbound SR 16/South 38th Street will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. Drivers will detour via the I-5/56th Street interchange. 
• East 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will close from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning. 

Friday, May 6 
• Northbound collector-distributor exit to northbound I-705 will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. 


Pacific Avenue ramp reopening, I-5 changes configuration

Crews working to expand HOV lanes into Tacoma also are replacing the original surface of I-5. In order for the work to continue on southbound I-5, a new traffic switch is in place through summer.  

Reconfigurations 

• Southbound I-5 drivers heading to either South 38th Street or westbound SR 16 also will need to merge into the right lanes of southbound I-5 before reaching the construction zone. 
• Drivers heading to southbound I-5 from both I-705 and Pacific Avenue to continue along the South 38th Street collector/distributor. Drivers will connect to southbound I-5 south of SR 16. 

Long term ramp closures

Northbound SR 7 on-ramp to southbound I-5 is closed for construction through winter 2017.
A Street on-ramp to northbound I-5/southbound SR 7 is closed for construction through project completion.


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