Traffic

Nighttime lane closures set for I-5 in Tacoma

Nighttime traffic might see delays on Interstate 5 through Tacoma this week.

The state Department of Transportation said the southbound freeway will be reduced to one lane from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 25) and Wednesday in the Tacoma area.

The closures are part of a project to add a new High Occupancy Vehicle lane to each direction of the freeway.

Crews will reduce northbound traffic to one lane from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Drivers will be detoured through interchanges during the closures.

There will also be lane closures this week on both directions of I-5 between M Street and the Port of Tacoma Road in Fife, the Transportation Department said.

Various ramps will also have nighttime closures this week.

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