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E. 64th Street Improvements

About the Project

This project will improve East 64th Street from Pacific Avenue to the eastern City limits near Pipeline Trail.  The project consists of grinding and replacing the road, adding protected bike lanes, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current ADA standards, and upgrading the stormwater drainage and illumination systems.  Parallel parking will be added where applicable.


The project will be completed in three phases. Phase 1 extends from Pacific Avenue to McKinley Avenue, Phase 2 extends from McKinley Avenue to Portland Avenue and Phase 3 extends from Portland Avenue to the eastern City limits.  


View the East 64th Street Project Area and Phasing Map.


Three Design Options for Project 

Three conceptual design options have been developed for the corridor.  One of these three design options, or a modified option, will be selected for the East 64th Street project.  Descriptions of the three options and links to the cross-sections are provided below.


Option 1 - Protected bicycle lane with landscaped buffer, seven-foot sidewalks, general purpose lanes

Sheet 1          Sheet 2              Sheet 3       

Option 2 - Protected bicycle lane with three-foot striped buffer, seven-foot sidewalks, general purpose lanes

Option 3 - Protected Cycle Track with landscaped buffer, seven-foot sidewalks, general purpose lanes


Public Involvement-Be Informed, Get Involved!

On November 16, 2017, the City presented the preferred option to the public.


The City presented three options to the Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG) on July 24 and September 25, 2017. 


Preferred Option Presentation November 16, 2017

The preferred option was presented at the November 16, 2017 Open House. The selected option is the based on the public survey and inputs from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG).


Open Houses on the Project

A Public Open House was held on July 20, 2017, from 5 PM to 6:30 PM at the Good Hope Community Church located at 614 East 64th Street.  Project phasing and design options with potential improvements to East 64th Street were presented. The intent of the Open House was to collect stakeholder input and feedback on the design options.  We had excellent attendance and collected some very helpful comments.


Additional Public Open Houses will be held as the project moves forward. Please check this website for announcements regarding those dates and times.


Project Funding Update

Source Amount
Transportation Improvement Board       $6,501,958
City of Tacoma $3,059,747
Total Project Cost $9,561,705                           



Phase Amount
Planning and Design                            $1,079,629
ROW $204,920
Construction $7,197,527
Total Project Cost $9,561,705                            



Phase Date
Design complete                                  September 2018                 
Advertising for bids December 2018
Construction begins

April 2019

Construction ends Nov 2019

Questions and Comments 

Please contact City Project Manager, Said Seddiki at (253) 591-5204 or by email with questions, concerns, or comments. You are also invited to contact Said to get email updates on public meetings, events and notices.