Third lane on eastbound SR 16 at Union Avenue opens


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.)

“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.