Crews Nearing Completion Of I-5 Paving In Thurston, Pierce Counties
If the weather cooperates, crews will stripe newly-paved segments of Interstate 5 in Thurston and Pierce counties over the next few weeks. Crews will also install a protective seal on bridge joints in various locations. Drivers who use I-5 in the following areas are encouraged to anticipate brief ramp and overnight multiple lane closures in both directions of I-5.
Thurston County: Monday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 11:
At 7 p.m., drivers will encounter single lane closures followed by a second lane closure at 10 p.m. on northbound I-5 from Tumwater Boulevard to Trosper Road Southwest. In the southbound direction, motorists will see similar lane closures from the State Capitol/City Center area to Tumwater Boulevard. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. the following morning.
In addition to the above lane closures, the following ramps will be closed for short time periods for restriping activities: , Tumwater Boulevard on-ramp to northbound I-5, Northbound I-5 exit to Tumwater Boulevard, Trosper Road on-ramp to northbound I-5, Northbound US 101 on-ramp to northbound I-5, Southbound I-5 exit to State Capitol/City Center, Henderson Boulevard on-ramp to southbound I-5, Southbound I-5 exit to northbound US 101, Southbound I-5 exit 2nd Avenue, Southbound US 101 on-ramp to southbound I-5, Southbound I-5 exit to Trosper Road Southwest, Trosper Road on-ramp to southbound I-5 , Southbound I-5 exit to Tumwater Boulevard.
At no time will two consecutive off- or on-ramps be closed simultaneously.
Pierce County: Monday, Oct. 6 through Friday, Oct. 10:
At 7 p.m., drivers can expect single-lane closures, with a second lane closing at 10 p.m. on southbound I-5 from Lakewood to Mounts Road. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
In addition, drivers will encounter short-duration on-and off-ramp closures on southbound I-5 at the following locations: Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest, Thorne Lane , Berkeley Street Southwest, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Main Gate, Steilacoom-DuPont Road, Center Drive.
At no time will two consecutive on- and off-ramps be closed simultaneously. The work is part of the I-5 – Vicinity Tumwater Boulevard to Gravelly Lake Drive – Paving project.