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Port of Tacoma Road Update - November 25

Port of Tacoma Road Update - November 25

This week's construction update for the Port of Tacoma Road reconstruction project:


Weather Delaying Construction Schedule

The weather is impacting the construction schedule, and the reconstruction project is now expected to be completed in January 2016. All work noted below is weather dependent.


Maxwell Way Open; Limited Access Continues at Marshall Avenue

The contractor completed paving work between Washington United Terminals and Ross Way last week, and the Maxwell Way intersection is open to through traffic.


Expect continued limited access and partial closures at the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Port of Tacoma Road through at least next week as the contractor completes grinding and paving work.


No Work Expected Over Thanksgiving Day Holiday

No construction work is expected on Port of Tacoma Road November 26 to 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


While all terminals are closed November 26, the container terminals are expected to be open November 27. Expect additional congestion in the port industrial area following the Thanksgiving holiday. Please plan accordingly and be patient.


Construction Moves Closer to East 11th Street in December

In early December, construction is expected to begin on the final stretch of Port of Tacoma Road between Ross Way and East 11th Street.


The contractor plans to finish paving driveways at WUT and near East 11th Street next week, with weekend work expected near WUT December 5 and 6. Grinding and paving work on the east lanes of Port of Tacoma Road between Ross Way and East 11th Street is expected to begin the week of December 7.


Construction of the East 11th Street intersection will likely begin in early January.


Stay Safe Through Construction Zone

Safety is our top priority. The contractor, City, Tacoma Rail and Port continue to work with emergency responders to make sure they have access through the construction zone.


Remember, the speed limit through the construction zone is 30 mph. Obey all traffic laws, watch for traffic revisions and use extra caution when driving through the port industrial area.