The speed limit reduction is for 6 miles southbound and 5 miles northbound from the I-5 and Highway 16 interchange in Tacoma.
There’s a lot of confusion over there for a lot of drivers it seems,” said Sharon Lee who commutes through Tacoma on I-5 daily.
So much so that in recent months there’s been eight semi-truck crashes on I-5 near the Highway 16 interchange.
The speed restriction comes after the March 26th accident on southbound I-5 where investigators say a
speeding semi hit the center barrier near the Highway 16 interchange.
In December WSDOT posted a 50-mph speed limit advisory for drivers. But now the state has decided to make it mandatory.
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