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56th Street South Improvements Phase 2


Phase 1 of this project included improvements from Washington Street to Orchard Street and continued on Cirque Drive into University Place. Construction of Phase 1 was completed in 2018.


Phase 2 will continue improvements along South 56th Street from Washington Street to Tacoma Mall Boulevard. This phase will also include bike facilities along parallel South 54th Street and will make connections to the South Tacoma Sound Transit Station via Washington Street and to the Tacoma Mall Pierce Transit Station via Fife, Oakes, and/or South 47th Street.


Phase 3 is a University Place project.


Public Outreach

Public outreach for this project occurred between 2014 and 2017. Project stakeholders  receive updates via email. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please contact Basel Kitmitto with questions or concerns at (253) 591-5448 or by email.


Proposed Roadway improvement locations are shown below:



Design (Phase 1 and 2)


Federal Grant

City of Tacoma $287,750 


Construction (Phase 1) Amount

Federal Funds

City of Tacoma $464,991

Construction (Phase 2) Amount

Federal Funds

City of Tacoma $1,589,931



Task Estimated Completion Date
Phase 1 Complete
Design (Phase 2) July 2019
Right-of-Way (Phase 2) March 2020
Advertise & Award (Phase 2) April 2020
Construction (Phase 2) Winter 2020


Be Informed, Get Involved

The City of Tacoma is managing the project. Contact City Project Manager Basel Kitmitto with questions or concerns at (253) 591-5448 or by email.