Emergency Management

Truck checkpoint at Alder Rd Cutoff
Posted By Sheri Badger on Dec 4th, 2007 at 2:11 AM

Tacoma, WA – December 04, 2007 – The Washington State Dept. of Transportation (WSDOT), with assistance from the Washington National Guard, has set up a truck control checkpoint on the Pierce County side of SR 7 at the Alder Rd Cutoff, near Elbe.

The checkpoint is enforcing the WSDOT prohibition from truck traffic over 10,000 lbs GVW using SR 7 as a detour of the I-5 closure in the Chehalis area. Trucks with life- sustaining loads may be allowed access. WSDOT is recommending trucks going to and from Portland use I-90 to I-84 to I-82, about a 440-mile re-route. This restriction is in place until I-5 reopens.