TACOMA – There is good news to share for commuters who use the State Route 7 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma.
Early Thursday morning, design-build contractor Atkinson Construction completed work that shifted lanes of northbound I-5, allowing them to reopen the SR 7 on-ramp to northbound I-5.
In addition, the northbound I-5 exit to Portland Avenue is back to its original location, and all lanes of the I-705 on-ramp to northbound I-5 have reopened.
The changes bring the contractor one-step closer to finishing widening I-5 and completing the I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road – Southbound HOV project.
As a reminder, crews have additional overnight lane closures planned for the rest of the week:
Thursday, Sept. 10
- Two lanes of northbound I-5 will close from McKinley Way to Port of Tacoma Road from 11 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Friday.
Friday, Sept. 11
- Two lanes of northbound I-5 will close from McKinley Way to Port of Tacoma Road from 11:59 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Saturday.
Additional overnight ramp closures for this and other state highways in Pierce County are listed at TacomaTraffic.com.