Bidding opens for Pacific Avenue streetscape project

Construction companies interested in bidding on the first phase of the $6.4 million upgrade to Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma have until Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. to submit their offers to City Hall.

A legal notice requesting bids was published this week in the Tacoma Daily Index.

According to the notice, the project involves upgrading 10 city blocks of Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma between South 7th Street and South 17th Street by installing bulb-outs and rain gardens, replacing sidewalks and streetlights, infilling vaulted walks, installing catenary lighting between South 7th Street and South 9th Street, and completing a grind and overlay of Pacific Avenue.

A pre-bid meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Weds., July 18 at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Room 537, to answer questions about the project.

Earlier this year, Tacoma was awarded nearly $4 million in grants to complete the funding needed to begin work on the project. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall.

More information about the project is online here.