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I-5 & S. 56th St. Interchange ADA Compliance

I-5 & South 56th Street Interchange ADA Compliance Project


Project Update – I-5 at South 56th Street On/Off Ramp Closures 

The City of Tacoma, in an agreement with WSDOT, is performing a grind and overlay of pavement on Tacoma Mall Boulevard at S 56th Street. The intersection of Tacoma Mall Boulevard and S 56th Street (A), the I-5
southbound off/on ramps (B, C & D), and the I-5 northbound off ramp to westbound S 56th Street (E) will be closed the following nights:



  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 8 PM to Friday, October 14, 2022 at 5 AM 
  • Friday, October 14, 2022 from 8 PM to Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 5 AM

I5 Closure Map


Project Description

In an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), The City of Tacoma has designed and is constructing new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pedestrian crossing ramps along the sidewalks and on/off ramps at the interchange of I-5 with S. 56th Street and at the intersection of Tacoma Mall Boulevard and S. 56th Street. 



I5 Map


Pedestrian crossing ramps installed and/or replaced at locations indicated by red dots on the map.


Project Schedule




Planning Completed

December 2019

Design Completed

December 2021

Construction Planned

April 2022 – September 2022


Project Features

In addition to the pedestrian crossing ramps, construction will include upgrades to pedestrian signals with new accessible push buttons, signage, video detection and striping.


Project Funding

WSDOT has funded the project as part of the I2 Safety/Collision Prevention Program for design, construction, and administration by the City of Tacoma. 








Project Information and Contacts

City of Tacoma Project Manager, Jon Kulju, PMP, (253) 591-5204 or JKulju@cityoftacoma.org


WSDOT Development Services Engineer, Andy Larson. P.E., (360) 900-9541 or LarsonA@WSDOT.wa.gov.