TACOMA – If the weather cooperates, travelers who use southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma will be driving on a new roadway surface near Portland Avenue and East L Street during their Friday morning commute.
To move drivers on to the new roadway surface, contractor crews will shift all lanes of southbound I-5 during overnight hours of Thursday, Dec. 17. The following ramp and lane closures will be in place:
- Up to two lanes closed on southbound I-5 from the Port of Tacoma Road to East McKinley Way. Lane closures will begin at 10 p.m.
- The SR 167 on-ramp to southbound I-5 will close at 9 p.m.
When all lanes and ramps reopen at 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, travelers on southbound I-5 will be in a new lane configuration, driving on a new roadway surface.
Travelers are asked to pay attention to the reduced speed limit in the work zone and give crews the room they need to complete the traffic shift.