Watch out for detour on Highway 16 in Tacoma

The Department of Transportation plans to shift eastbound traffic onto a newly built temporary bridge as soon as Thursday night. To prepare for the change, crews will close eastbound Highway 16 at Union Avenue during night hours.

On Wednesday and Thursday, all eastbound lanes will close from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning. Traffic will be diverted onto the Union Avenue exit. On Saturday, the lanes will close from 12:30 a.m. to 6 a.m., again using the Union Avenue exit.

This is all dependent upon having dry enough weather to do the road striping.

More than 102,000 motorists travel through the Nalley Valley every day.