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East 64th Street Improvements

About the Project

This project will complete planned improvements along East 64th Street from Pacific Avenue to the eastern City limits near Pipeline Trail and is expected to be completed in three phases.  Work will include replacing the road, adding protected bicycle lanes, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps to meet current ADA standards, upgrading the stormwater drainage, water line replacement, sanitary sewer installation, and upgrading the illumination systems. Parallel parking will also be added in available areas.


Phase 1 of the project is fully funded and will complete planned improvements along East 64th Street from Pacific Avenue to McKinley in 2019.  Two future phases of work on East 64th are planned but not currently funded.  Phase 2 will extend from McKinley to Portland Avenue, and Phase 3 will complete the work from Portland Avenue to the eastern City limits near Pipeline Trail.


Power Pole relocation for Phase 1 will be completed prior to road construction work. Pole relocation currently underway. Relocation of the poles is expected to be complete in mid-April with private utilities transferring their lines over after that.

Right of way acquisition (temporary construction easements) is anticipated to begin in March and wrap up in the summer of 2019.  Once the right of way phase is complete work on the project will begin.


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


Project Updates/Meeting Held:

Public Meeting, September 27, 2018 - Project Update

City Staff provided design and schedule update. Relocation of power poles prior to the road construction project was also presented.


Public Open House, November 16, 2017 - Preferred Option presentation

The selected option is the based on the public survey and inputs from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG).


Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG), July 24 and September 25, 2017

The City presented three options to the BPTAG.


Public Open House, July 20, 2017, at the Good Hope Community

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.


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Project Budget

Source Amount
Transportation Improvement Board       $6,501,958
City of Tacoma $3,185,460
Total Project Cost $9,687418                          



Phase Date
Power Pole Relocation Late 2018/Early 2019
Design complete                                  December 2018                 
Advertising for bids Winter 2019
Construction begins

Summer 2019

Construction ends Spring 2020

Questions and Comments 

Please contact Chris Storey, Project Manager at (253) 573-2484 or by email with questions, concerns, or comments. You are also invited to contact Chris to get email updates on public meetings, events and notices.