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  • August 23, 2016

    This week the contractor will be installing 150 feet of 60" storm mainline....

  • August 12, 2016

    The elevator is back in service! ...

  • August 11, 2016

    The elevator is still out of service. Repairs were made to the elevator door yesterday, but after further testing, the repair contractor discovered a separate problem with a circuit on top of the elevator car which they consider a safety issue. The...

  • August 9, 2016

    The elevator for the Murray Morgan Bridge located at 1101 Dock Street is currently out of order. This elevator provides an accessible route from downtown at 11th Street to the west side of the Thea Foss Waterway at Dock Street....

  • June 23, 2016

    Traffic continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Marshall Avenue and the State Route 509 bridge....

  • June 17, 2016

    The Tacoma Avenue Bridge was opened for all traffic on June 16, 2016. Some minor work remains to be completed that include streetlights and permanent pavement markings. This work will require some lane closures and possibly short term bridge closu...

  • June 9, 2016

    The contractor plans to pave the two west lanes of Port of Tacoma Road between Marshall Avenue and the State Route 509 bridge Thursday from 6 AM to 6 PM....

  • May 25, 2016

    The contractor paved most of the two east lanes of Port of Tacoma Road May 20. The final 100-foot stretch is expected to be completed this week. ...

  • May 19, 2016

    The contractor will pave the two east lanes of Port of Tacoma Road Friday, May 20. While this work had been scheduled for Saturday, it is being moved to Friday due to the weather forecast....

  • May 18, 2016

    Traffic continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Marshall Avenue and the State Route 509 bridge. The contractor plans to pave the two east lanes of Port of Tacoma Road this weekend, weather permitting....

  • May 11, 2016

    Traffic continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction between Marshall Avenue and the State Route 509 bridge. The contractor plans to begin removing pavement Thursday and will spend next week preparing the lanes for paving. Paving is schedul...

  • May 5, 2016

    The City of Tacoma’s contractor expects to begin work May 9 on the second phase of Port of Tacoma Road reconstruction. The start date was pushed back one week due to material shipment delays....

  • April 28, 2016

    The contractor will be installing a catch basin at South Tacoma Way & 62nd Street. They will be removing asphalt and doing an overlay at the west leg of 62nd street. Work is anticipated to begin the week of May 2. ...

  • April 20, 2016

    The week of May 2, the City of Tacoma will begin reconstructing Port of Tacoma Road from Marshall Avenue to the SR 509 bridge with concrete to meet heavy-haul standards. ...

  • March 9, 2016

    Signal reprogramming underway at the Lincoln Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road intersection. Currently the lights are flashing red for a ...

  • February 10, 2016

    The contractor poured the final section of concrete at the intersection of East 11th Street & Port of Tacoma Road. The intersection is expected to be fully open by Friday. ...

  • February 10, 2016

    On February 9th & 10th, overlay work will be done on the west side of South Tacoma Way from S. 56th to S. 66th Streets. This nighttime work will begin at 9:00 pm and end at 5:00 am, weather dependent. ...

  • February 10, 2016

    REVISED DATES FOR OVERLAY WORK: Overlay work on the west side of South Tacoma Way from S. 55th to S. 66th street has been delayed due to weather conditions. The revised dates are Feb. 17 & 18, weather permitting. Work will begin at 8:15 pm and end...

  • February 5, 2016

    Grinding work between S. 56th and S. 58th Street was completed earlier this week and grading work has already begun. Overlay work between S. 58th to S. 66th is set to begin next week, weather permitting....

  • February 3, 2016

    Intersection construction at East 11th Street and Port of Tacoma Road is expected to finish next week. During this final stage, truck traffic patterns at the Main Gate have changed; however, truck staging remains the same....

  • February 2, 2016

    Final intersection construction may close Main Gate. During this time truck staging will remain the same. Port of Tacoma Road will be closed Jan. 30 and 31 from Marshall Avenue to Lincoln Avenue to complete work at the railroad crossings. Access t...

  • January 20, 2016

    Construction continues this week on the intersection of East 11th and Port of Tacoma Road. Grinding and paving will take place in 5 stages, and traffic patterns - particularly passenger traffic - will change at each stage....

  • January 13, 2016

    The final intersection is under construction this month with grinding and pavement work to take place in 5 stages. The first stage closed the southwest corner of the intersection this week. Stage 2 will close the southeast corner of the intersectio...

  • January 13, 2016

    Grinding and Overlay work is expected to begin on South Tacoma Way from S. 56th to S. 66th on Thursday, January 14, weather permitting....

  • January 7, 2016

    Construction is expected to begin Jan.11 on the intersection of East 11th & Port of Tacoma Road. Work is expected to last 30-45 days, but is weather-dependent. The first stage will close the southwest corner of the intersection....

  • January 6, 2016

    The contractor expects to complete paving the center lane of Port of Tacoma Road between Ross Way and East 11th Street this week. All five lanes of Port of Tacoma Road in front of WUT are expected to close from 3 PM Friday, Jan. 8 to 6 AM Monday, Ja...

  • December 30, 2015

    Work is underway on the final stretch of Port of Tacoma Road between Ross Way and East 11th Street. The contractor expects to complete paving the west lanes this week. Weather permitting, all five lanes of Port of Tacoma Road in front of WUT are exp...

  • December 16, 2015

    Construction continues on the final stretch from Ross Way to East 11th Street. Traffic is expected to move to the newly-paved east lanes Friday to allow grinding to begin on the west lanes. There may be a closure at the WUT terminals this weekend if...

  • December 10, 2015

    Please read further for updates regarding work along S. Tacoma Way from S. 56th to S. 58th Streets....

  • December 9, 2015

    All lanes open from Marshall to Ross and left turns are allowed. All five lanes of Port of Tacoma Road are open from Marshall Avenue to Ross Way. Weather is delaying work at WUT and from Ross to East 11th Street....

  • December 3, 2015

    Updates to the South Tacoma Way improvements as of December 4, 2015....

  • December 2, 2015

    Marshall Avenue intersection expected to open December. 7. There is a potential closure at WUT this weekend, weather permitting, from 4PM Friday, December 4 to 6 AM Monday, December 7. Traffic will be detoured around the construction on Lincoln Ave...

  • November 30, 2015

    Due to weather impacts, the project is now scheduled to be completed in January 2016. Grinding and paving work at the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road is expected to continue through the next week or two. In early December con...

  • November 18, 2015

    The project was deemed substantially complete as of October 6, 2015. The contractor expects to finish up deficiency list items within the next few weeks....

  • November 18, 2015

    Rainy weather is impacting the construction schedule. The intersection of Maxwell Way and Port of Tacoma Road remains closed to accommodate the center lane paving. Asphalt paving to transition from the completed Port of Tacoma Road pavement to Ross ...

  • November 10, 2015

    The contractor expects to begin work on the center lane of Port of Tacoma Road between WUT and Ross Way later this week. Traffic is expected to move to the two outside lanes Thursday to allow for grinding and paving work. The intersection of Maxwel...

  • November 5, 2015

    Having a holiday event? Please let us know by Friday, November 13, 2015....

  • November 5, 2015

    Upon removal of the approach slab on the bridge, the contractor discovered unsuitable soil underneath, along with an additional area that will need to be repaired. The unsuitable soil has been removed and replaced, and the other repair is in process...

  • November 4, 2015

    The contractor expects to complete paving the west side of Port of Tacoma Road between WUT and Ross Way this week. Traffic is expected to move to the two outside lanes early next week to allow the contractor to grind and pave the center lane of this...

  • October 28, 2015

    Road construction continues north of WUT with grinding and paving work expected to last several weeks. The intersection of Maxwell Way and Port of Tacoma Road closed today for paving of the west and center lanes. This work is expected to last up t...

  • October 22, 2015

    Port of Tacoma Road will be closed from 7 AM to 5 PM Saturday, October 24, between Maxwell Way and Ross Way....

  • October 21, 2015

    Road construction continues north of WUT. Maxwell Way at Port of Tacoma Road is expected to close for 2 weeks, from Oct. 28 to Nov. 11. Weekend work is planned for October 24, 25, 31 and November 7 and 8....

  • October 13, 2015

    Weather is expected to impact the work schedule. Work is being completed on the final rail crossing, and road construction continues north of WUT. Maxwell Way at Port of Tacoma Road is expected to close for up to two weeks from October 26 to Novemb...

  • October 9, 2015

    The contractor expects to complete work on the striping project next week, weather dependent. Remaining work includes the locations listed in this update....

  • October 7, 2015

    Weather changes are expected to impact the work schedule. All expected completion dates noted are weather dependent. Contractor crews are completing paving work to connect the new rail crossings installed north of Marshall Avenue with the concrete r...

  • September 30, 2015

    A second coating of paint will be applied on September 30 to the locations noted in this update. On October 1, SE 96th Street will be striped from Barnes Lane S. to A Street. Additional striping is planned for October 2 and 3 at the locations noted ...

  • September 30, 2015

    Rail crossing replacement to close Port of Tacoma Road this weekend....

  • September 23, 2015

    This week's construction update for the Port of Tacoma Road reconstruction project:...

  • September 18, 2015

    Plastic markings will be placed, weather permitting, September 16 through October 5, 2015. Work will occur Monday through Saturday....

  • September 9, 2015

    On North Vassault Street between N 46th Street and N 48th Street, the contractor is continuing work on the rock wall. One lane will remain opened at all times with flaggers in place while work is underway. Both lanes are temporarily reopened at t...

  • September 8, 2015

    Lincoln Avenue intersection paving to finish this week, as well as the construction of new driveways at Washington United Terminals and U.S. Oil. There will be a full road closure on Port of Tacoma road between Marshall and Lincoln Avenues beginnin...

  • September 3, 2015

    Lincoln Avenue will close between Thorne Road and Port of Tacoma Road from Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, September 13. Local access will be provided....

  • September 2, 2015

    Turns will be restricted over the next two weeks at the intersection of the Port of Tacoma Road & Lincoln Avenue. The intersection will be closed to all eastbound Lincoln Ave. traffic beginning the evening of Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 1...

  • August 28, 2015

    Continuous traffic lanes will be restored on Port of Tacoma Road from East 11th Street to SR 509 starting around 4pm Monday, August 31, when the contractor completes paving between Lincoln Avenue and the Washington United Terminal (WUT) gate. One la...

  • August 26, 2015

    Construction is expected to finish up between Lincoln Avenue and the WUT gate this weekend, weather permitting. This will allow both lanes of traffic to be opened again on September 1. Port of Tacoma Road continues to be reduced to one lane of traff...

  • August 24, 2015

    Construction on South Tacoma Way between South 56th and South 66th streets is scheduled to begin August 31, and should be completed by December 31. Many driveways along this section will be replaced, and there will be partial lane closures while wo...

  • August 19, 2015

    On North Vassault Street between N 46th Street and N 48th Street, the contractor is constructing the rock wall. One lane will remain opened at all times with flaggers in place while this work is underway. Both lanes are expected to be reopened by ...

  • August 19, 2015

    Expect congestion at the intersection of East 11th Street and Port of Tacoma Road Thursday and Friday as work is completed on the water main. No road closures are expected on Port of Tacoma Road this weekend. The road between Marshall and Lincoln av...

  • August 13, 2015

    Rail work will close the Port of Tacoma Road between Marshall and Lincoln Avenues this weekend beginning 6 pm Friday, Aug. 14, through 5 am Monday, Aug. 17. Construction between Marshall and Lincoln Avenues continues and pavement markings will be in...

  • August 6, 2015

    Union Ave will continue to be one lane in each direction. The contractor is continuing to prepare the west half of bridge deck for the concrete overlay that will take place August 11 to 14. The week of August 17 the contractor will be removing and...

  • August 5, 2015

    Construction zone speed limit of 30 mph to be enforced. Port of Tacoma Road is expected to close between Marshall and Lincoln Avenue from Friday, August 14 through Monday, August 17. Alternate routes are advised. The road between Lincoln Avenue and...

  • August 5, 2015

    Construction began July 27, 2015. The contractor is clearing vegetation between N. 45th and N. 51st Streets along Vassault Street, and expects to begin prepping the foundation for construction of the wall within the next few weeks. ...

  • July 29, 2015

    Construction between Marshall and Lincoln Avenue continues, with paving on the two southbound lanes to take place August 1 to 4. Driveway work between Lincoln Avenue and East 11th continues, with the west side of the road expected to be completed by...

  • July 24, 2015

    Construction between Marshall and Lincoln Avenues continues,as does driveway work between Lincoln Avenue and East 11th Street, with work on both expected to be complete in August. Water will be turned off for some businesses......

  • July 15, 2015

    Construction between Marshall and Lincoln Avenue to close the road this weekend. The contractor will pave two northbound lanes July 17, 18 and 20. This section of the road will be closed to traffic July 18 and 19 for slip form paving. Beginning Jul...

  • July 8, 2015

    Port of Tacoma Road Reduced to two traffic lanes starting July 8 between Marshall Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Port of Tacoma Road remains closed between Lincoln Avenue and Washington United Terminal. Water Line construction from East 11th Street to L...

  • July 2, 2015

    Construction is scheduled to begin the week of July 27th, and finish approximately September 30, 2015. ...

  • July 1, 2015

    Full road closure (between Lincoln Ave. and WUTs gate) begins July 1 and is expected to last six weeks. Contractor to begin removing pavement July 8 on east side of Port of Tacoma Road - traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction....

  • June 24, 2015

    The speed limit has been reduced to 30 mph through the work zone. Police officers will be issuing tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit....