If you’ve lived in the Tacoma area for a while, you may not be able to remember a time when I-5 wasn’t undergoing some sort of construction. It seems as if there are always improvements being made to the road with no end in sight.
This trend will continue. Beginning this summer, I-5 near Tacoma will see even more road work as a new project that has been in the works for decades comes to fruition. Read on to learn more about it.
The Improvements on I-5 Near Tacoma
The project aims to build a new two-mile-long expressway from I-5 to SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma and is part of the State Route 167 Completion Project. In addition, the project hopes to achieve the following:
- Implement a shared-use path parallel to the highway for non-motorized travel between I-5 and SR 509 near Tacoma.
- Create a diverging diamond interchange over I-5 in Fife, connecting the new SR 167 to I-5.
- Restore roughly 150 acres of wetland, stream, and other natural lands in an effort to improve native fish runs and encourage the native wildlife to return to the region.
View the conceptual visualization video below from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to have a better idea of what the new road will look like.
Road Improvements Can Cause Accidents
While road improvements are necessary and useful to many people, construction not only causes delays but also increases the likelihood of drivers getting into accidents.
If you’ve been involved in a crash in a construction area through no fault of your own, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team right away to learn more about how we can help with your case.
Give our Kent personal injury attorney at Dore Law Group, PLLC a call today at (253) 236-3888 to discuss your case.