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I-5 construction through Tacoma concludes this weekend,
Last of the HOV lanes open as the 22 year project ends!

Credit: WSDOT

Decades-long I-5 construction project in Tacoma wraps up this weekend

The project cost 1.4 billion dollars and is made up of 14 smaller projects that first broke ground in 2001.

From KING-5 News:

Construction along the stretch of I-5 near Tacoma will be completed this weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced. The announcement marks the end of a 22-year project to add HOV lanes between State Route 16, State Route 167 and I-5. 

The project, called The Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program, cost $1.4 billion and is made up of 14 smaller projects that first broke ground in 2001.

“It is monumental. It’s a relief. We’re very excited. This is something that we have been working towards, for a very long time,” said WSDOT spokesperson Cara Mitchell. 

The final piece of the project was rebuilding the Puyallup River Bridge to accommodate the HOV lanes.

Posted by Steve on August 27, 2022 at 8:04 am | Permalink

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