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UPDATE 2/13/20: This project is near completion and 20th Street East should reopen the evening of February 13. Drivers in the area should expect some partial, single-lane closures the next few days as crews remove equipment from the area.
Original road closure alert: Expect a closure on 20th Street East along the stretch directly under Interstate 5 (past Port of Tacoma Road). The closure will take place around the clock from January 30 through February 13.
Construction crews working on behalf of WSDOT will begin installing girders for the construction of the new Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge. A signed detour will be in place. During the closure, local businesses will have access on either side of the closure.
View a detour map here.
The City of Tacoma reopened the city’s Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The bridge closed last year to upgrade and replace the bearings, add new street lighting, add sidewalks and bike lanes and a new gateway structure. Locally, residents traditionally have called it the Puyallup River Bridge, but the Tacoma City Council passed a resolution in May to rename the bridge to Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the City of Tacoma dedicated the bridge on August 9.
Thank you for your patience during the five-day closure of the off-ramp at Exit 136 on Interstate 5. The City of Fife closed the Interstate 5 southbound off-ramp at I-5 and Port of Tacoma Road on October 10, 2019 to accommodate construction of a new I-5 southbound off-ramp. The new southbound off-ramp reopened October 15.