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Category: closures


Overnight closure on southbound I-5 in Tacoma for project

Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 between South 48th and M streets in Tacoma will be closed Thursday night while crews finish striping the road, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Crews will begin closing lanes at 9 p.m. By 11 p.m., a single southbound lane will remain open and drivers will be detoured off I-5 at 38th Street and back onto the freeway near 56th Street.

Two northbound lanes of I-5 will be closed at midnight. On-ramps from Interstate 705 and state Route 7 will also be closed during this time.

All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Friday.


5 nighttime eastbound SR 16 closures planned starting tonight, end next Thursday

Eastbound state Route 16 will close at Union Avenue tonight at 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Friday.

Signs will detour vehicles off SR 16 at Union Avenue, and will lead to Interstate 5.

SR 16 will also close from 12:30 to 5:30 a.m. Saturday, and from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. again starting Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The closures are part of the I-5/SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project to replace the original section of eastbound SR 16 that went over Nalley Valley.

Crews will be doing girder setting work.


Strong winds cancel planned closure on eastbound SR 16 in Tacoma tonight

Work on eastbound state Route 16 that was planned for tonight has been cancelled due to a high wind forecast, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Officials have not yet determined whether the scheduled closures for Thursday and Saturday will still happen.

If they do, all eastbound lanes at Union Avenue from 11 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday, and from 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

During the closures, the on-ramp from Union Avenue to eastbound SR 16 will also close.

The work is part of the Interstate 5/ SR16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project, which replaces the original

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UPDATED POST: Murray Morgan Bridge to close for four days

The Murray Morgan Bridge is closing this weekend.

A contractor “discovered an issue” with the ongoing seismic bracing work, according to a city news release. Crews will also replace the bearings on the Port approach pier that were previously delayed.

The bridge will be closed from 6 a.m. 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Monday. Boats can still pass below with a two-hour notification.

UPDATE, 3:55 p.m. from reporter Kathleen Cooper:

The “issue” is that the bridge isn’t balanced, a city project manager told me.

“We’re trying to operate the bridge in a perfectly balanced condition, so that the weight of

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Demolition work means closures on eastbound SR 16 this week

Continuing demolition work on the eastbound Nalley Valley project means overnight and early morning closures this week, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The closures will take place on eastbound state Route 16 at Union Avenue and the on-ramp from Union Avenue to eastbound SR 16.

They will be from 11 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday; 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Saturday; 12:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday; and midnight to 4 a.m. Monday.

Traffic will be diverted off SR 16 at Union Avenue. A signed detour will lead drivers to Interstate 5.

Also on Friday night, WSDOT

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Nighttime closurs on northbound I-5 in Kent this week

Nighttime closures on northbound Interstate 5 in Kent are planned this week while crews take up to ¾ inch off all lanes on the freeway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The closures will occur nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday between South 308th and South 260th streets.

Similar closures are planned through April from South Military Road to South 260th Street.

WSDOT said the work will smooth small pavement cracks and wheel ruts to help the 50-year-old freeway last until it can be replaced. There are no funds for the repairs at this point.


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Eastbound SR 16 to close overnight starting Sunday, South Center Street to close all weekend

South Center Street under the old Nalley Valley viaduct will be closed this weekend and part of state Route 16 will be shut down for several nights as crews continue to demolish the original roadway.

South Center Street between South Pine and Wilkeson streets will close at 9 p.m. Friday and will reopen 4:30 a.m. Monday. A detour will allow access to businesses near the viaduct from South Wilkeson Street.

All eastbound lanes of state Route 16 at Union Avenue and the Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound state Route 16 will be closed from 12:30 to 7 a.m. Sunday.


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