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New northbound I-5 lanes through Tacoma open after July 4th – WHEW!


I-5 Tacoma construction update
Photo courtesy: WSDOT



Story Highlights
* Plan ahead for I-5 drives thru Tacoma after July 4th.
* The new northbound lanes over I-705 will open,
* Southbound city center exit lanes to SR 7 and I-705 will re-open,
* Read about all of the other dates for additional changes.



– From Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT):
Tacoma Area Construction

Get ready and plan ahead! Two big traffic shifts are scheduled to occur shortly after the July 4 holiday and will last for six months.

The first will affect northbound Interstate 5 traffic when all northbound lanes will move onto a newly-built northbound I-5 bridge over I-705. Once that traffic shift is complete, an even bigger shift, this time to southbound I-5 traffic, will occur.

Starting July 10, southbound drivers will notice changes being made to southbound I-5 approaching Tacoma as crews place barrier and restripe the southbound lanes into two distinct roadways.
New! Southbound I-5 exit to Tacoma’s city center back to 2 lanes
Contractor crews have completed their work on the shoulder of southbound I-5 and have reopened both lanes of the southbound I-5 exit (#133) to I-705 and SR 7.
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Posted by Steve on June 30, 2017 at 7:18 am | Permalink

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