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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