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I-5 & S. 56th St. Interchange ADA Compliance

I-5 & South 56th Street Interchange ADA Compliance Project


Project Description

In an agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the City of Tacoma is constructing new ADA compliant pedestrian crossing ramps along the sidewalks and on/off ramps at the interchange of I-5 with S 56th Street and at the intersection of Tacoma Mall Boulevard and S 56th Street



I5 Map


Pedestrian crossing ramps installed and/or replaced at locations indicated by red dots on the map.


Project Schedule




Planning Completed

December 2019

Design Completed

December 2021

Construction Planned

April 2022 – September 2022

Construction Suspension Until Spring 2023
Construction Suspension Lifted May 2023
Anticipated Construction Completion June 2023


Construction of concrete pedestrian crossing ramps and street paving is complete. Project is currently completing the pedestrian signal system and streetlight equipment. Anticipated completion paint striping and landscape restoration in June 2023, depending on weather.


Project Features

In addition to the pedestrian crossing ramps, construction will include upgrades to pedestrian signals with new accessible push buttons, signage, video detection and striping.


Project Funding

WSDOT has funded the project as part of the I2 Safety/Collision Prevention Program for design, construction, and administration by the City of Tacoma. 








Project Information and Contacts

City of Tacoma Project Manager, Jon Kulju, PMP, (253) 591-5204 or JKulju@cityoftacoma.org


WSDOT Development Services Engineer, Andy Larson. P.E., (360) 900-9541 or LarsonA@WSDOT.wa.gov.