• Three new I-5 ramp meters starting in Tacoma, Fife

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    TACOMA, Wash. - Commuters heading north out of Tacoma and Fife on I-5 may have some delays Tuesday morning as the Washington State Department of Transportation turns on ramp meters.

    WSDOT has been trying to ease congestion on northbound I-5 coming out of the area and will be turning on the signals starting at 6 a.m., hoping to put some space between vehicles to give drivers some breathing room.

    The new meters are on the northbound I-5 onramps at 54th Avenue East, Port of Tacoma Road and East 28th Street.

    They will be on during peak commute hours, morning and night.

    WSDOT says the stop-and-go signals that control traffic entering the highway reduce collisions by up to 30 percent.

    The ramp meters will operate weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

     

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