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Pipeline Trail - Phase 3

Pipeline Trail Background

Pipeline Trail is a three phased project. Phase 1 was constructed in 2012 and built a one half mile trail through Tacoma's Eastside community in Salishan. Phase 2 construction was completed in April 2019, and constructed a shared use path between East 40th Street and East 48th Street and an on-street trail from East 40th Street to the D Street Bridge.


The City of Tacoma was awarded a grant for Pipeline Trail Phase 3 from the Pierce County Regional Council to construct a shared use path segment between East 56th Street and East 72nd Street. Phase 3 is expected to start construction June 2019, and will be the final phase of the Pipeline Trail within the City of Tacoma limits.


Pipeline Trail Phase 3 Project Description

This project will construct a 1.4 mile trail segment that includes a 12-foot wide asphalt surface, two-foot gravel shoulders on each side, new access control gates at existing Public Utility Department service entries, LED lighting, three (3) pedestrian activated signals (located at East 64th and Pipeline Road, East 60th and Pipeline Road and East 56th and Pipeline Road), water quality facilities, way-finding signage, benches, and a permanent counting device. The project will remove and replace all curb ramps at East 72nd and Waller Road, East 64th and Pipeline Road, East 60th and Pipeline Road and East 56th and Pipeline Road with ADA compliant ramps.


Project Updates

Tucci and Sons Inc. is the General Contractor who will be performing the work for the Pipeline Trail Phase 3 project along E. Pipeline Road between E. 56th Street and E. 72nd Street and Waller Road.


Week of July 22-26, 2019

The contractor will continue clearing, grubbing and grading the site for the new trail location along Pipeline Road between E. 56th and E. 68th.  Also between E. 56th Street and E. 68th  Street the contractor is working on installation of the new electrical lighting system for the trail.


Tacoma Water is currently working on the installation of a new pedestrian bridge between E. 68th Street and E. 72th Street on Pipeline Road. The bridge work is anticipated to be completed by September 2019. When the bridge is completed in September 2019 the Pipeline Trail Phase 3 contractor can complete the trail between E. 68th Street and E. 72nd Street.


Budget Outline for the Pipeline Trail-Phase 3 Project in Tacoma


Funding Source Revenue
Federal Grant $1,936,057
1085 Streets Initiative (Grant Match)   $575,000
Total Revenues $2,511,057


Contact Information

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