3rd lane on SR 16 at Union opens
After years of contending with bottlenecks on eastbound state Route 16 near Union Avenue in Tacoma, the opening of a third lane is alleviating some of the congestion and merging problems.
Construction crews should finish restriping the freeway Wednesday night. The lane will permanently reopen at 4 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 4.)
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“We got a lot of public comments that people wanted us to open up that section,” said Claudia Bingham Baker, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation.