Drivers can expect night time lane closures on I-5 southbound between Mounts Road exit 116 and the rail bridge beginning at 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. The rail bridge is being rehabilitated as a component of the Point Defiance Bypass project, which reroutes Amtrak Cascades passenger trains to an inland rail line through DuPont, Lakewood and Tacoma.
Single lane closures will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and double lane closures will occur between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The work sequence will be east to west, with two left lanes closed Thursday and Friday nights, followed by two right lanes closed Saturday and Sunday nights. During Saturday and Sunday night, the southbound I-5 onramp at Mounts Road, will be closed.
Drivers wanting to head south on I-5 from Mounts Road:
- From Mounts Road, merge onto northbound I-5 and continue until exit 119.
- Take exit 119.
- To get back onto southbound I-5, take a left onto the I-5 on-ramp and continue onto I-5.