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Drivers in Tacoma will have to look out for major road closures on State Route 16 this weekend.

Crews are beginning the process of redirecting eastbound SR 16 traffic to a permanent viadect near Interstate 5. The work requires numerous day and night lane closures of eastbound SR 16 and the southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street.

Closure specifics:

10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3:

Close all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue (detour via Union);
Close South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16;
Close southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street.

7:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4:

Open two lanes of eastbound SR 16. One lane will take motorists to northbound I-5; the other lane will take motorists to southbound I-5.
Open South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16;
Open southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street.

10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4:

Close all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue (detour via Union);
Close South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16;
Close southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street.

11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5:

Open one lane of eastbound SR 16, detour all eastbound SR 16 traffic onto southbound I-5. Motorists wishing to reach northbound I-5 will be detoured via South 56th Street interchange.
Open South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16;
Open southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street.

10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5:

Close all lanes of eastbound SR 16 at South Union Avenue (detour via Union);
Close South Union Avenue on-ramp to eastbound SR 16;
Close southbound I-5 exit to South 38th Street.

4 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6:

Open all ramps and roadways. Eastbound SR 16 motorists will be driving, for the first time, on the new permanent eastbound SR 16 viaduct.

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