• City of Tacoma QA
  • City of Tacoma Data

Puyallup Avenue Corridor Improvements

How to Translate this Web Page

This Web Page is Available in 100+ Languages

Need this web page translated? Please use the ‘Language’ button in the ribbon at the top of this web page to translate this page into one or more of 100 languages available.  ¿Necesita traducir esta página web? Utilice el botón "Idioma" en la cinta de opciones en la parte superior de esta página web para traducir esta página a uno o más de los 100 idiomas disponibles.   ត្រូវការ web page នេះ translated? សូម ប្រើ ប៊ូតុង 'ភាសា' នៅ ក្នុង ribbon នៅ ផ្នែក ខាង លើ នៃ ទំព័រ បណ្ដាញ នេះ ដើម្បី បកប្រែ ទំព័រ នេះ ទៅ ជា មួយ ច្រើន នៃ 100 ភាសា ដែល មាន ។  Нужна ли эта веб-страница переведена? Пожалуйста, используйте кнопку «Язык» на ленте в верхней части этой веб-страницы, чтобы перевести эту страницу на один или несколько из 100 доступных языков.  Cn trang web này được dch? Vui lòng s dng nút 'Ngôn ng' trong ruy-băng đầu trang web này để dch trang này thành mt hoc nhiu hơn 100 ngôn ng có sn.  페이지를 번역해야 합니까? 페이지 상단의 리본에 있는 '언어' 버튼을 사용하여 페이지를 사용할 있는 100 이상의 언어로 변환하십시오.





This Web Page is Available in 100+ Languages

Need this web page translated? 需要翻译此页面吗? ត្រូវការបកប្រែភាសាគេហទំព័រនេះមែនទេ? 웹페이지의 번역이 필요하십니까? Хотите перевести эту страницу? ¿Necesita traducir esta página web? Kailangan isalin ang pahina sa web na ito? Bạn cần dịch trang web này?


Public Outreach

Outreach for this project started in 2016 with stakeholder focus groups, community surveys, public meetings, and a day-long charette. City staff have provided updates and gathered input from City Commissions & Advisory Groups – including the Transportation Commission, Bicycle Pedestrian Technical Advisory Group (BPTAG), and Transit-Oriented Design Advisory Group (TODAG). 


Project Description

This project will enhance the multimodal transportation experience for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, transit riders, and freight operators along Puyallup Avenue, from South C Street to Portland Avenue, including the Portland Avenue intersection (1.2 mile length). The project scope includes reconstruction of the roadway and installation of complete street elements including bike lanes, sidewalks, curb ramps, bulbouts, crosswalks, signals, lighting, landscaping, bus stops, parking, upgraded utilities, and a shared HOV/transit lane.


The recommendations and analysis within the planned design are characterized within three districts along the length of the Puyallup Avenue corridor. 

  • Neighborhood District: The length of the Puyallup Avenue corridor spanning from C Street to D Street, contains a mix of street-fronting retail and commercial spaces. The area from C Street to the I-705 overpass is part of the City’s Brewery District.
  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) District: The length of the Puyallup Avenue corridor spanning from D to G Streets encompasses the area of the Olympus Summit School and the Tacoma Dome Station.
  • Industrial District: The length of the Puyallup Avenue corridor from G to Portland Avenue, including the Portland Avenue intersection, contains active industrial uses. The east end of Puyallup Avenue connects to Highway 509 and I-5.

The scope of the project may be expanded to tie into the Tacoma to Puyallup (T2P) trail system currently underway and will offer improved access to the Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE).

On December 20, 2022, the City Council approved a design contract to assist with analysis needed for completion of corridor design. The consultant is currently working on updates to the 2017 Traffic Operations Analysis, which will be used to inform the next iteration of plans. Preliminary plans, updated to account for expected traffic patterns as well as more recent stakeholder discussions, are anticipated to be available online in Summer 2023. 


View the basemap.


Project Schedule

The project is currently in the design phase. The design is expected to be finalized by Spring 2024. An estimated construction start date has not been set yet and additional funding needed for construction has not yet been secured.


Project Funding

The table below summarizes the current funding sources for the project.




Federal Total


State Legislative Funds (Move Ahead WA)                                                    


Street Initiative – 1085



Project Related Documents

Questions and Comments

You can contact City of Tacoma Project Manager, Charla Kinlow at (253) 208-4223 or by email with questions, concerns, or comments.