Travel Times

Traveler Notice

Know before you go
Drivers who use the 28th Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 will cross the new 1,569 foot Puyallup River Bridge prior to merging with mainline I-5 traffic.

Drivers on northbound I-5 heading to the Port of Tacoma Road and 20th Street East will exit mainline I-5 south of the river and cross the new Puyallup River Bridge to reach the interchange. The new exit is approximately a half-mile south of the current exit.

Southbound I-5 ramp to State Route 7 is closed through the fall of 2017 for construction. Drivers who use the SR 7 ramp are detoured via northbound I-705, the SR 509 interchange and southbound I-705.

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Travel times as of 9:25 PM Thursday, November 23, 2017

State
Route/
Interstate
Route DescriptionDistance
(miles)
Average
Travel Time
Current
Travel Time
I-5Olympia to Tacoma29.413042
I-5Olympia to Lacey (SR 510)6.6277
I-5Lacey (SR 510) to JBLM Main Gate9.1099
I-5JBLM Main Gate to Lakewood (SR 512)6.3166
I-5Lakewood (SR 512) to Tacoma7.38820
I-5Tacoma to Pierce/King Co. Line5.32611
I-5Tacoma to Federal Way9.891015
I-5Tacoma to Olympia28.772930
I-5Pierce/King Co. Line to Tacoma5.3265
I-5Tacoma to Lakewood (SR 512)6.7478
I-5Lakewood (SR 512) to JBLM Main Gate6.3166
I-5JBLM Main Gate to Lacey9.1099
I-5Lacey (SR 510) to Olympia6.6277

What do the colors on the numbers mean?

  • Green: Current travel time is less than the average.
  • Blue: Current travel time is the same as the average.
  • Red: It will take longer to get there than your average commute.

The average HOV time is not shown but the times have been colored to indicate the difference from the average time.