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Category: State Route 16

July
1st

Eastbound state Route 16 closures Monday, Tuesday and next week

Eastbound state Route 16 will close at South Union Avenue at 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and again next Monday through Thursday for girder placement.

The work is part of the Interstate 5/SR 16 Eastbound Nalley Valley project.

The girders are being placed for the new permanent eastbound SR 16 viaduct, the South Sprague Avenue on-ramp to southbound I-5 and the South Sprague on-ramp to northbound I-5.

Traffic will be detoured onto South Union Avenue until the highway reopens by 4 a.m. following the closures.

The work Monday and Tuesday this week also requires closing South Tacoma Way between

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June
12th

Rainy forecast cancels Narrows Bridge work tonight, all lanes open

Work scheduled to repair pavement on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge Wednesday has been postponed due to a wet forecast, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Crews will still reduce the stretch of state Route 16 to one lane from 9 p.m Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

May
23rd

On ramp from SR 16 to northbound I-5 to close at 11 p.m. for repair work after crash

The on ramp from state Route 16 to northbound Interstate 5 will close at 11 p.m. tonight as crews work to fix damage from a crash this afternoon, according to the state Department of Transportation.

An errant vehicle damaged an accordion-like device that’s designed to absorb energy from crashes into barriers and other fixed objects, according to the state.

The ramp will reopen by 4 a.m. Friday.

Further details about the crash itself were not immediately available.

March
27th

SR 16 closure for Nalley Valley project rescheduled for Thursday evening

A closure set for tonight on eastbound state Route 16 has been rescheduled for Thursday night.

Work on the Eastbound Nalley Valley project, which replaces the original SR 16 structure across Nalley Valley and finishes the SR16/Sprague Avenue interchange, will commence at 11 p.m. Thursday and finish about 4 a.m. Friday.

A detour onto Union Avenue will be in place during the closure.

March
21st

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.

March
20th

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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Feb.
17th

CLEARED: Crash blocking lanes of eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge

UPDATE as of 5:08 p.m. All lanes have been cleared, according to WSDOT.

UPDATE as of 5:04 p.m. The left HOV lane is blocked, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A crash on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge is blocking the two left lanes of the roadway, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The crash happened at 4:45 p.m. State Patrol and emergency responders are at the scene.

Further details were not immediately available. Check back for updates.

Feb.
6th

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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