A press release from Sound Transit.
CANCELED: The overnight ramp closures previously scheduled the week of Aug. 9 for Port of Tacoma on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the southbound I-5 exit 135 to Portland Avenue, State Route 167 North and Bay Street are canceled. The contractor no longer needs to close the ramps to perform the work. Updated work schedule is posted at www.TacomaTraffic.com.
TACOMA – Construction crews building the new southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge in Tacoma have re-occurring night ramp closures that travelers will want to be aware of.
Each night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 9 to Thursday, Aug. 12, the following ramps will close:
- Southbound I-5 exit 135 to Portland Avenue, State Route 167 North and Bay Street
- Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5
The same ramps will also close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14.
During the closures, signed detours will be in place.
The overnight closures allow crews to prepare for an upcoming 15-day around-the-clock closure of the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5. WSDOT will announce the date of this closure once the contractor finalizes the schedule. The Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 is being rebuilt and put into final alignment as part of the project.
Before heading out the door, travelers can find the latest information on the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.