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June
14th

Pavement work narrows bridge

If it doesn’t rain tonight, work crews will close three of four lanes on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge for pavement repair between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday.

They’ll also close the 24th Street on-ramp to eastbound SR 16.

The triple-lane closure will reduce eastbound SR 16 traffic to one lane across the bridge. Eastbound motorists are advised to expect delays.

Tonight will be the second of two nights needed for crews to repair various pavement segments on the bridge.

The first night of repairs took place last night, according to WSDOT spokeswoman Claudia Bingham-Baker.

“Today crews are carefully

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June
12th

Rain delays Narrows bridge repair work

Pavement repair work scheduled tonight through tomorrow morning on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows bridge has been canceled because of a wet weather forecast.

The pavement work is still scheduled from 9 p.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday.

During that time, crews will reduce eastbound State Route 16 to one lane across the bridge.

Tonight’s work will be rescheduled for a dry night, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

June
1st

Lane closures on Narrows Bridge next week

Maintenance work scheduled near and on the eastbound Tacoma Narrows Bridge will require night closures three nights next week, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

At 9 p.m. Tuesday, contractor crews will close all eastbound Good To Go! electronic toll lanes and reroute vehicles through the toll plaza. The eastbound lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. Wednesday. The on-ramp from 24th Street Northwest to eastbound SR 16 in Gig Harbor will remain open.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday, crews will close the on-ramp from 24th Street Northwest to eastbound SR 16 in Gig Harbor. The ramp will reopen by

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May
16th

Tighter restrictions on Carbon River bridge

Traffic on the Carbon River bridge near Carbonado is now restricted to passenger cars only.
Concerns about the safety of the bridge led the Washington State Department of Transportation to bar commercial vehicles late Thursday afternoon.
At 9:13 p.m. WSDOT sent an updated restriction, allowing only passenger vehicles.
The restriction was prompted by the discovery that one of four legs supporting the bridge’s approach has loosened from its concrete footing.
The bridge is on State Route 165, which provides access to Mount Rainier National Park.