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East 64th Street Improvements

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Segment 2 Update 

 

The design of Segment 2 extending from McKinley to Portland is 90% complete and anticipates reaching 100% May 2022.  Environmental documentation for the project will begin in April of 2022.  Also, expect to see the relocation of the power poles and aerial utilities begin in 2022, along with right of way acquisition for needed temporary and permanents easements.  Later this year agents will begin contacting property owners where easements are required by the project.  Construction of the roadway and underground utility improvements will begin in 2023.   

 

View current plans of E 64th Street Segment 2.

 

Project Overview

The East 64th Street Improvement project consists of 3 segments. The current project (Segment 2) will improve East 64th Street from McKinley Avenue East to Portland Avenue and is currently under design. Some of the project improvements include replacing the road, adding bike lanes, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps with ramps meeting ADA standards, and upgrading the stormwater and illumination system.  Segment 1 between McKinley Avenue and Pacific Avenue is complete. One future segment is planned (Segment 3) Portland to the City limits and will be completed in future years. 

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Segment 1

The Tacoma Area Commission on Disabilities and the City of Tacoma Public Works Department have postponed the ribbon cutting ceremony originally scheduled for September 2, 2021 to a date to be determined later this coming spring 2022. The delay is in response to the rising COVID-19 cases in Pierce County.

 

Segment 1

This segment completed planned improvements along East 64th Street from Pacific Avenue to McKinley in 2021. Right of way acquisition (temporary construction easements) was completed in 2019. Bids were opened in September 2019 and the contract awarded to Pivetta Construction in November 2019. Construction began in February 2020 and was complete in 2021. Two future segments of work on East 64th are planned, Segment 2 is funded and currently in design while Segment 3 is currently unfunded.

 

Segment 2

Segment 2 is currently under design and will improve East 64th Street from McKinley Avenue East to Portland Avenue. Project improvements include replacing the road, adding bike lanes, replacing sidewalks and curb ramps with ramps meeting ADA standards, and upgrading the stormwater and illumination system. Landscaping and art will also be incorporated into the project.  Acquisition of temporary and permanent construction easements will begin in mid 2022.

 

Segment 3

Segment 3 will complete the work from Portland Avenue to the eastern City limits near the Pipeline Trail. 

  

Construction Updates

Segment 2 utility pole relocation is anticipated to begin 2022, anticipated schedule forthcoming. Segment 3 construction will be scheduled once funding is secured.

 

Project Updates/Meetings

 

Segment 2 Update and Online Project Update Meeting February 10, 2022

City staff provided an update on the design and the anticipated construction timelines for the relocation of the existing power poles and construction of the road, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities.  A video recording of the presentation and a Questions and answers document from the meeting are provided below.

 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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Segment 2 Project Budget

Source Amount
City of Tacoma (Design)      $300,000
City of Tacoma (Right of Way) $450,000 

TIB Grant applied for in 2021 for construction
(Pending award determination)

$4,000,000                          
City of Tacoma Match for Grant (Construction)   
$4,169,000  
Estimated Total Project Cost $8,919,000

 

Schedule

Segment 2 Date
Power Pole Relocation                                      2022
Design complete                                  May 2022               
 Environmental April 2022
Advertising for bids 2023
Construction begins

2023

Construction ends 2023
     

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.