Demolition finished early near SR 16; more to come

Staff writerJanuary 12, 2014 

A closure of South Tacoma Way for demolition of the temporary eastbound Nalley Valley Viaduct ended early over the weekend.

The road was supposed to be closed between South Pine and South Wilkeson streets from Friday through 4:30 a.m. Monday, but the state Department of Transportation said Saturday that they would be ready to open the road by 4:30 a.m. Sunday instead.

That part of the demolition work is finished, but a total closure of South Center Street will happen over a future weekend as crews continue to tear down the temporary structure, which was replaced with a permanent span that opened earlier this month.

The eastbound state Route 16 exit to South Sprague Avenue will close at night Monday through Thursday for landscaping work.

Drivers will be detoured to the South Union Avenue exit. The highway itself will be open.

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