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East 40th Street GSI and Utility Improvements


The City of Tacoma's Environmental Services Department, Public Works Department, and Tacoma Public Utilities have partnered to plan and implement an integrated approach to retrofit the East 40th Street roadway from McKinley Avenue to Portland Avenue. The new permeable roadway will be designed with traffic safety improvements for reducing speeds and an enhanced pedestrian and bicycle experience on a new shared use path. The improvements will also include green infrastructure bioswales, new stormwater and water pipes, and new sidewalks and curb ramps. Public and private utilities will also be replaced in coordination within East 40th Street from McKinley Avenue to Portland Avenue.


Public Meeting

June 12, 2017, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Blix Elementary School

1302 E. 38th Street

Tacoma, WA  98404


East 40th Street Improvements

View the Schematic Plan for the East 40th Street improvement project.


Improvements by Block

View the Block by Block Plans for the East 40th Street improvement project.






Department of Ecology Grant


Environmental Services Surface Water

$ 616,750

Tacoma Water


Public Works








Estimated Start Date

Estimated End Date


May 2016

April 2017

1st Public Design Meeting

October 11, 2016


2nd Public Design Meeting

February 8, 2017


Advertise and Award

April 2017

June 2017

Public Construction Meeting

June 2017




The City of Tacoma is managing the project. For questions or concerns regarding the East 40th Street Green Stormwater Infrastructure Project, please contact Olivia Mathison, City Project Manager, at (253) 502-2285.