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WSDOT: Tacoma traffic bad, but it could be worse

Two major construction projects and the air show at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is creating slow traffic, just as DOT officials warned. But Saturday afternoon they’re saying it’s not as bad as it could have been thanks to drivers taking steps to avoid congestion.

Traffic

Expect very heavy traffic through Tacoma this weekend

Remember, two big construction projections, one on southbound Interstate 5 and the other on the Narrows bridges, could mean near gridlock in Tacoma this weekend, especially with the JBLM air show going on. State Department of Transportation officials are urging folks to travel early or late or take the bus to the show.

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Official: Take the bus to see the cool airplanes at JBLM

People who take a bus from one of three Pierce Transit shuttle sites should have the least trouble getting to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for this weekend’s JBLM Air Show and Warrior Expo. Those who drive to the event featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds flight team should expect congestion.

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Expect gridlock through Tacoma on I-5 this weekend

Crews working to resurface southbound Interstate 5 through Tacoma and expand the freeway for future HOV lanes will reduce southbound I-5 to two lanes this weekend. The restrictions between Portland Avenue and M Street will run from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29.

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Part of Route 167 will be closed to replace a culvert near Pacific

Crews working for the Washington Department of Transportation will shut down state Route 167 near Pacific to install a new fish friendly culvert under the freeway.
Adam Lynn alynn@thenewstribune.com
Part of Route 167 will be closed to replace a culvert near Pacific 0:37

Part of Route 167 will be closed to replace a culvert near Pacific

Overturned gas tanker closes all lanes of I-5 in both directions 1:42

Overturned gas tanker closes all lanes of I-5 in both directions

Work nearly complete on Pacific Avenue bridge 1:09

Work nearly complete on Pacific Avenue bridge

Bus riders give thumbs up to free Wi-Fi plan 1:42

Bus riders give thumbs up to free Wi-Fi plan