Phase 3 of the trail extends along South Tacoma Way between South M Street and South Pine Street and is currently in design. The City is seeking funds for the construction phase. This project will include ADA compliant curb ramps, new storm drains, pedestrian crossing markers, traffic signal upgrades for pedestrian safety, and trail user amenities including pedestrian level lighting, signs, and Pierce Transit bus stop pads.
Open House Update
The Phase 3 Open House on March 18, 2015, along with the online survey was successful in gathering preferences from the public. Option A (shown below) was preferred by 71% of respondents. The City is moving forward with design of the project utilizing Option A. The sidewalk in Option A would occur between Pine and Sprague.
Additional public engagement will occur in 2017 particularly regarding property access including driveways.
Phase 4 of the trail extends along South Tacoma Way between South M Street and South C Street. Phase 4 has been awarded to Tucci & Sons, Inc. Construction began in May 2016. The project includes a shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians, ADA compliant curb ramps, new storm drains, pedestrian crossing marking, a traffic signal upgrade, and trail user amenities pedestrian level lighting, benches, signs, and bike racks.
Substantial completion of Phase 4 occurred in 2016 however, weather prevented permanent striping from occurring. Permanent striping will occur in 2017 as weather permits.
Design Budget for Phases 3 and 4
Construction Budget for Phase 4
Schedule for Phase 4
|Construction - Phase 4
To date, the City of Tacoma has received construction funding for four-and-a-half miles of the planned six-mile Historic Water Ditch Trail Project (WDT). In 2006, the City completed Water Ditch Trail Phase 1. In 2009, the City completed a non-motorized facility between South 38th Street and Pine Street and received Federal funds to design and construct Phase 2 which began in April 2014. In 2013, the City received federal funds to design the final segments, phases 3 and 4, of the Water Ditch Trail. In 2014 the City received additional Federal funds to construct Phase 4, which allowed for construction to begin in the summer of 2016.
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You can contact City Project Manager Diane Sheesley, P.E. (253) 591-5358 with questions, concerns or comments. You are also invited to contact Diane to get email updates on public meetings, events and notices.