Heads up if you plan on traveling westbound on state Route 16 in the early morning hours. Here’s a release from the WSDOT about some upcoming closures:
TACOMA – Early mornings this weekend and overnights next week, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) closes westbound lanes for segmental bridge work on the SR 16 Westbound Nalley Valley project.
Closures this weekend are as follows:
· Westbound SR 16 at I-5 closes during the early-morning hours both Saturday and Sunday. Work hours are 1 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 and from 1 to 8 am. Sunday, Dec. 5.
Closures overnight next week are as follows:
· Westbound SR 16 closes from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 6-9, and from 1 to 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Traffic continues on I-5 onto 38th Street, to Union, and then to westbound SR 16.
During the closures, a signed detour will direct motorists to take the exit from I-5 to 38th Street, follow 38th Street to Union Avenue, and then take Union Avenue to westbound SR 16.
Once this project is complete in 2011, the segmental bridge being built will carry vehicles over I-5 onto westbound SR 16.
The $184 million SR 16 Westbound Nalley Valley project started in January 2009, and is funded primarily by the 2003 gas-tax transportation-funding package. For more information about this project, visit www.tacomatraffic.com.