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Fawcett Avenue: S. 19th St. to S. 21st St.

Project Update

Tucci & Sons, Inc. is the General Contractor who will be performing the work. Construction has started and is expected to be complete Spring/Summer 2022.


Project Update for the Week of 11/29/2021

  • The Contractor will move equipment and material onsite this week to set up the dewatering system.  Drilling for the well points will start November 29, 2021. The contractor anticipates being completed with the dewatering system by December 3rd.
  • Tucci will start the water main installation on Fawcett Monday the 29th. 
  • Tucci will start working on the storm main on Friday, December 3rd.
  • Starting Friday, December 3rd at 9:00pm and ending Monday morning, December 6th at 5:00am the intersection of South 21st and Jefferson will be closed. A detour route will be available (Please click on this link). Still waiting on Toney to send the detour route to me.

Project News

City of Tacoma's Public Works Department held a virtual public meeting on September 8, 2021, to provide additional information about the project.

Project Description

South 21st Street from Tacoma Avenue to Jefferson Avenue, and Fawcett Avenue from S. 19th to S. 21st Street will be reconstructed to include new asphalt and concrete pavement, lighting, utilities (water, power and stormwater and wastewater sewers), vehicle/pedestrian detection, street trees, and pedestrian-related improvements such as new sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, median refuge islands, pavement markings and a hybrid pedestrian beacon (HAWK beacon) at the intersection of S. 21st Street and Fawcett Avenue.


Additionally, to support Fawcett Avenue being the main bicycle boulevard through downtown, mid-block traffic-calming bulbouts will be constructed along with related pavement markings (sharrows), signs and bicycle detection between S. 21st and S. 19th Street.



Planning Image of a Reconstructed Fawcett Avenue: Image 1, Image 2


Project Schedule

Construction is expected to begin in September 2021 and last approximately 7 - 8 months.


Traffic and Parking Changes During Construction

South 21st Street and S. Fawcett Street will be reduced to one-lane of traffic during construction (direction will vary over project).  On-Street parking on S. 21st Street will remain open on the side of the street that is not under construction.  Pedestrian/Bicycle routes will be provided through the construction zones at all times. Electronic message boards will be placed along the corridor notifying drivers of all traffic changes.


Project Outreach

Coordination with local stakeholders has been ongoing.  Informational flyers will be sent to all residents and businesses in the area notifying them of the pending construction.  Notification will also be provided via social media and this website. Seven days before the start of construction, electronic message boards will be placed along the corridor notifying drivers of the pending work.


Project Funding


Source Amount
Streets Initiative Funding $1,130,000
Other Local Contributions $750,000
State Pedestrian/Bicycle Grant   $1,013,200
Utility Contributions $1,668,200
TOTAL $4,561,400


Additional Information

For additional project information contact Darius Thompson, Project Manager, at (253) 573-2410 or by email.