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Night owls beware: Overnight lane closures planned for I-5 in Lacey this week

Work begins on $48 million project to replace I-5 interchange in Lacey

A long-awaited, $48 million project to replace the I-5 overpass in Lacey at Marvin Road began in October. The diverging diamond interchange is expected to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions.
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A long-awaited, $48 million project to replace the I-5 overpass in Lacey at Marvin Road began in October. The diverging diamond interchange is expected to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions.

You know that massive construction project to convert the Marvin Road interchange into a diverging diamond interchange? Overnight commuters can expect more traffic disruptions this week.

Beginning Tuesday night, the southbound I-5 exit to Marvin Road will close from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. WSDOT suggests that drivers use Exit 114 in Nisqually as a detour.

Then things really get serious.

Beginning Wednesday night, the southbound I-5 exit to Marvin Road will close again at 9 p.m. and crews also will begin to close lanes in both directions of I-5. Also: the Marvin Road overpass will be reduced to one lane in both directions.

By 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, both directions of I-5 will be reduced to one lane and traffic will be redirected through the Marvin Road interchange. Law enforcement will help direct traffic, according to WSDOT.

All lanes of I-5 and Marvin Road are expected to reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday.

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