More than a decade of construction on I-5 in Tacoma will finally be over in just the next few weeks.
The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Friday there are just four more small
projects to finish up on the I-5/SR 16 interchange project.
This notorious construction zone was the scene of several serious crashes involving semitrucks.
- New southbound I-5 auxiliary lane from South 38th Street to South 56th Street
- Final alignment for northbound I-5 and new lane striping
- Two overhead sign structures that will provide HOV information for northbound I-5 travelers
- Paving for HOV ramp connections along with a concrete barrier
Saturday morning, crews will close the far-left lane of southbound I-5 from South 38th to South 56th to install sign structures.
The lane will stay closed for approximately six weeks. Traffic planners expect congestion because of the closure during peak travel hours.
Work on the HOV ramp and the concrete barriers should be finished by the end of October.
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