The already bad traffic at the Interstate 5-Highway 16 interchange is about to get worse.
On Monday, crews will shorten a merge on northbound lanes along the freeway from 38th Street, shift a lane to the right and reduce lanes from two to one.
The changes will allow workers to drill 80-foot shafts and build 50-foot columns on both sides of the interstate, which will support a bridge over I-5.
“Unfortunately, it’s going to get worse for Tacoma drivers before it gets better,” the state Department of Transportation said in a release.
The $183.7 million project is scheduled for completion in fall 2011.
Brian Everstine, The News Tribune