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Grant Funds Awarded for Port of Tacoma Road Repair

Grant Funds Awarded for Port of Tacoma Road Repair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 9, 2014

MEDIA CONTACTS

Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org,(253) 591-5160

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Grant Funds Awarded for Port of Tacoma Road Repair

The City of Tacoma’s Public Works Department in partnership with the Port of Tacoma recently received a $5,940,700 grant from the Transportation Improvement Board to renovate Port of Tacoma Road from East 11th Street to Marshall Avenue.

This grant provides the remaining funds needed for design and construction costs for the project. Other funding partners include the City of Tacoma, Port of Tacoma, Tacoma Rail, Puget Sound Regional Council and Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board.

The repairs will include replacing approximately 7,800 feet of road surface with concrete to meet heavy haul corridor standards, with a goal of keeping industry rolling during construction.  The project is expected to begin in April and is estimated to be completed in November.

“Port of Tacoma Road is more than an arterial through the Tideflats. It is the gateway for international commerce, jobs for our local economy and an integral component in what makes the Pacific Northwest competitive in today’s global market,” said Port of Tacoma Commission President Clare Petrich. “The City of Tacoma and all of the funding partners recognize the importance of this project. We acknowledge and appreciate their support of this statewide economic development project.”

Contact City of Tacoma Project Manager Tom Rutherford with questions or concerns at trutherford@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5767.

For more information, visit cityoftacoma.org.

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