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East 64th Street Improvements

Traffic Advisory

East 64th Street remains closed between F Street and McKinley. During non-work hours, traffic will be one-way eastbound between Pacific Avenue and McKinley at the end of the project. Detours will remain in effect to route traffic around the project as work shifts through the site.  Local access will be maintained except in active work zones during the day.  Access issues will be coordinated with residents affected by the work.

About the Project

This project (Segment 1) will improve East 64th Street from McKinley Avenue East to Pacific Avenue. 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.  Two future segments are planned as the project works east.  Segment 2 McKinley to Portland and Segment 3 Portland to the City limits will be completed in future years.
Segment 1 of the project is fully funded and under construction. This segment will complete planned improvements along East 64th Street from Pacific Avenue to McKinley in 2021. Two future segments of work on East 64th are planned, but not currently funded. Segment 2 will extend from McKinley to Portland Avenue and is currently under design. Segment 3 will complete the work from Portland Avenue to the eastern City limits near the Pipeline Trail.
Right of way acquisition (temporary construction easements) is complete for Segment 1. Bids were opened in September 2019 and the contract awarded to Pivetta Construction in November 2019. Construction began in February 2020.  


Construction Updates

The project anticipates paving the final lift of the roadway for E. 64th Street from Pacific Avenue to McKinley by mid to late June 2021, during which time additional road closures will be required.  Work is currently focused on the McKinley and Pacific intersections.  All phases will see construction impacts as the work continues through June 2021. 


The schedule will adjust as spring weather impacts the project. The City will provide updates as progress in the field is realized or changes to the schedule occur.


Project Phasing Areas:
Phase 1 – Pacific Avenue to “A” Street
Phase 2 – “B” Street to “D” Street
Phase 3 – “D” Street to “F” Street
Phase 4 – “F” Street to McKinley
Phase 5 – “A” Street to “B” Street

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


Project Updates/Meetings


Segment 2 Design Update

The project is currently under design and reached the 30% level.  Following this milestone outreach to both public and private utilities will begin to determine what work is foreseen in the project area and to begin coordination. The project anticipates reaching the 90% design milestone in the fall of 2021. Following a completion of the 90% documents an update meeting will be scheduled


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 July 2019
Construction begins

February 2020

Construction ends Spring 2021

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.