Murray Morgan Bridge work will close I-705 this week

The City of Tacoma's efforts to restore the historic Murray Morgan Bridge require overnight closures of nearby Interstate 705 this...

The City of Tacoma’s efforts to restore the historic Murray Morgan Bridge require overnight closures of nearby Interstate 705 this week, Washington State Department of Transportation officials reported Monday. Northbound I-705 closes between Pacific Avenue and Schuster Parkway tonight, Mon., Feb. 6, and Tues., Feb. 7. On Weds., Feb. 8, and Thurs., Feb. 9, southbound I-705 closes at the same location. All closures are 12-hours in duration and are scheduled from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. During the northbound closures, drivers will be diverted off I-705 at Pacific Avenue and can access Schuster Parkway via local roadways. During the southbound closure, drivers will not be able to access I-705 from Schuster Parkway and instead will be detoured to Pacific Avenue where they can enter the highway. To learn more about the city of Tacoma’s Murray Morgan Bridge project, visit http://www.cityoftacoma.org/pwactivepage.aspx . To find out more about WSDOT maintenance or construction activities that may impact traffic, visit http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Olympic/Construction .

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For earlier Tacoma Daily Index coverage of the Murray Morgan Bridge, click on the following articles:

Murray Morgan Bridge Update: Public meeting, bridge opening planned (12/14/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2085796&more=0

Tacoma City Council committee approves elevator, staircase for Murray Morgan Bridge (11/09/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2067329&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge elevator, staircase discussion continues (11/04/11) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2064177&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge community meeting Nov. 2 (10/30/11) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2060646&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge rehabilitation could include new elevator (10/14/11) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2052665&more=0

Winds batter Murray Morgan Bridge cover (09/26/11) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2042388&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge work will cause East ‘D’ Street closure (09/19/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2038840&more=0

Traffic flaggers on Dock Street this week (09/13/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2035498&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge project means temporary I-705 nighttime closures (07/20/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=2010157&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge Dock Street stairs to close July 5 (06/28/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1998935&more=0

Falcons call Murray Morgan Bridge home (again) (06/09/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1989850&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge groundbreaking ceremony April 19 (04/04/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1952495&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge to be painted black (03/24/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1947063&more=0

Back In Black? City proposal would paint Murray Morgan Bridge (03/21/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1944705&more=0

$49M contract approved for Murray Morgan Bridge rehab (01/05/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1903227&more=0

Tacoma City Council votes Tuesday on $49M Murray Morgan Bridge rehab contract (01/03/11) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1901573&more=0

$20M WSDOT loan would complete Murray Morgan Bridge rehab (09/01/10) — http://www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1831924&more=0

Bicyclists, pedestrians return to Murray Morgan Bridge (03/31/10) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1743750&more=0

Murray Morgan Bridge ribbon-cutting March 31 (03/18/10) — http://tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=88&cat=23&id=1735862&more=0

Murray Morgan Makeover (02/09/10)

Steel cables, heavy equipment signal beginning of Murray Morgan Bridge rehab (01/25/10)

Bridge Support: A chorus of praise for saving Murray Morgan Bridge (12/04/09)

Tacoma City Council approves Murray Morgan Bridge agreement (12/02/09)

City Council to vote Dec. 1 on Murray Morgan Bridge agreement (11/25/09)

Tacoma closer to owning Murray Morgan Bridge (11/19/09)

Murray Morgan Bridge rehab delayed (10/08/09)

Contract awarded for Murray Morgan Bridge cable project (06/17/09)

City, State Murray Morgan Bridge funding negotiations will continue (05/06/09)

Murray Morgan Mojo: $3 million project to replace bridge cables ready to begin (12/16/08)

City, State consider innovative financing plan for Murray Morgan Bridge rehab (12/11/08)

2008 Washington State Endangered Historic Properties — Murray Morgan Bridge (06/11/08)

Murray Morgan Bridge’s Endangered Legacy (05/30/08)

Murray Morgan Bridge tops list of Washington Trust’s annual Most Endangered Historic Properties (05/27/08)

Murray Morgan Bridge closure expensive decision (10/31/07)

 

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