Construction begins Monday on Old Town Dock restrooms, crosswalk improvements

The City of Tacoma announced Tuesday construction will begin next week on public restrooms at the recently renovated 141-year-old Old Town Dock.

Tacoma City Council awarded a contract to Olympia, Wash.-based Rod McConkey Construction in January for the project, which includes two public restrooms, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, a rain garden, native plant landscaping and irrigation, and public art. Construction is scheduled to begin on Mon., March 17 and be completed this summer. Traffic impacts during construction will include periodically closing the turning lane from westbound Ruston Way onto McCarver Street. During these times, westbound access to Old Town from Schuster Parkway will be via North 30th Street. Through traffic on Ruston Way will remain open at all times.

The City of Tacoma and Metro Parks Tacoma completed the $2.3 million dock renovation portion of the project last spring after the dock was forced closed due to safety concerns.

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