TACOMA – Travelers in Tacoma who use the State Route 7 and the Interstate 705 on-ramps to northbound I-5 will soon need to plan extra time into their commute.
As early as the week of July 20, contractor crews widening I-5 near East Portland Avenue will close the SR 7 on-ramp to northbound I-5 and reduce the I-705 on-ramp to a single lane. The closures will be in place for up to three weeks while crews rebuild the northbound I-5 exit 134 to East Portland Avenue to accommodate a widened I-5.
During the SR 7 ramp closure, travelers will detour to northbound I-705 to SR 509 and back to northbound I-5 using East Portland Avenue.
Adjustment to Northbound I-5 exit 134 to Portland Avenue
While the exit to East Portland Avenue is being re-built, crews will move the location where drivers need to detour back by a quarter-mile. This will allow the ramp to remain open during daytime hours while crews finish the work.
Additional overnight ramp closures for this project are listed at TacomaTraffic.com.