Everybody Can Use Narrows Ramp Now

Word just out of the DOT says that you no longer have to be a carpooler to get onto Highway 16 using the Jackson Avenue on-ramp.
Most of you don’t care or even have any idea what I’m talking about, but for those who drive frequently from Tacoma, it’s a pretty big deal.
The ramp has been restricted during the evening commute since January 1997 because traffic was backing up there and flowing into the neighborhood and blocking people’s driveways. People used the onramp — the last one before the bridge — the get around congestion on Highway 16.
Now that the new bridge is open and traffic is moving freely, there’s no longer reason to restrict the onramp, according to DOT.
Starting Monday morning, all vehicles can use the on-ramp.