JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – Participants in the 2016 JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo can expect to experience traffic delays along Interstate 5, and some surface roads, near the base beginning Friday morning and continuing through Sunday.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday 112th Street South between South Tacoma Way and Steele Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 11:30 a.m. and remain closed until 6:30 p.m. due to a Thunderbirds rehearsal.
Saturday and Sunday 112th Street South between South Tacoma Way and Steele Street will again be closed due to airshow activity beginning at 10:30 a.m. and remain closed until 3:30 p.m. both days.
People wanting to attend the airshow and warrior expo can avoid the traffic congestion by opting to use one of the following transportation and parking options:
1) Pierce Transit – the preferred method. Park at the Lakewood Sounder Station, 11424 Pacific Hwy SW, Lakewood; the Lakewood Towne Center, behind Target and Barnes and Noble; or the Tacoma Dome Transit Station (by Freighthouse Square) and ride a Pierce Transit bus to the airshow. For more information and schedules visit www.piercetransit.org/jblm-air-show-express.
2) General public, Non-DOD ID Cardholders. Enter JBLM via I-5 exit 125 and proceed to the McChord Field gate.
3) DOD ID Cardholders. Enter JBLM Lewis Main via I-5 exits 119 through 123, or the Lewis Main east gate. Park at Madigan Army Medical Center or the Logistics Center and ride free shuttles to the airshow.
JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo Schedule – Saturday, August 27 and Sunday August 28
Gates to the JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday with flying scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. 112th Street South between South Tacoma Way and Steele Street will be closed due to airshow activity beginning at 10:30 a.m. and remain closed until 3:30 p.m. both days.
JBLM law enforcement, local law enforcement, and Washington Department of Transportation will monitor traffic conditions and post traffic updates on electronic reader boards and social media. Follow updates at:
- 2016 JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo website: jblmawe.com
- 2016 JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo Facebook: facebook.com/jblmawe
- 2016 JBLM Airshow and Warrior Expo twitter: www.twitter.com/jblmawe