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.