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Category: Tacoma


CLEARED: Overturned semi blocking off-ramp to northbound I-705 in Tacoma

A collision on northbound Interstate 705 in Tacoma is blocking the off-ramp to City Center, the state Department of Transportation reports.

The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. at milepost 133 near state Route 7/Pacific Avenue.

Trooper Guy Gill said no one was injured but it’s unclear how long the off-ramp to City Center will remain blocked.

UPDATE as of 8:12 a.m.: WSDOT reports that the northbound Interstate 5 exit to I-705 in Tacoma will stay closed through “at least” the morning as crews work to clear sheetrock from the road that fell off the overturned semi.


UPDATE as of

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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.


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.


Starting Tuesday, May 28, southbound lanes of Tacoma’s Schuster Parkway will close

As part of the major renovation of Tacoma’s Stadium Way, the southbound lanes of Schuster Parkway will be closed during daytime hours for about six weeks.

Beginning May 28, both southbound lanes of Schuster Parkway will be closed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In the evening, one southbound lane will re-open. Northbound lanes will be unaffected, according to a news release from the City of Tacoma.

People driving from the city’s North End, Old Town and Stadium District neighborhoods will have to find an alternate way to get onto Interstate 705 during this time. The city’s detour route will

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CLEARED: Backups on eastbound SR 512 and northbound I-5 after wreck

A car wreck at eastbound state Route 512 and Portland Avenue East is causing a three-mile backup, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The crash, which happened about 3:15 p.m., is also causing a backup on northbound Interstate 5 from Bridgeport Way Southwest, department officials said.

Troopers are on the scene.

All lanes are open.


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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