Drivers on Tacoma’s East Side, rejoice.
A main traffic artery connecting the neighborhood to Interstate 5 reopened Monday after two months of detours.
Ramps from northbound state Route 7 to northbound I-5 and from Interstate 705 to northbound I-5 are free to be traveled.
Crews from the state Department of Transportation closed them March 1 to align them with the newly widened I-5.
The work took longer than expected when wet weather kept crews from placing crushed rock on the ramp as the base for asphalt pavement.
The old ramp was demolished.
The construction was part of a long-running project to widen and rebuild the surface of I-5 through Tacoma.
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