10 miles of construction on Pierce County highway set to begin Monday

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Work to replace 10 miles of asphalt on State Route 7 in Tacoma and Spanaway is set to begin Monday evening.

Drivers should expect overnight lane closures Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday.

Construction crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will be repairing and replacing worn sections of asphalt along SR 7 from State Route 507 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord to 169th Street in Spanaway.

The work is also happening along the north and southbound lanes of SR 7 in Tacoma, with the work area beginning north of State Route 512 and ending at South 38th Street.

WSDOT says this work can be loud and disruptive, but their crews plan to work quickly to minimize night-time noise.

The City of Tacoma has granted WSDOT an exemption to its noise ordinance while the night-time construction work is underway.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.