Crews to conduct preliminary work on Port of Tacoma Road rehab project

Crews working with the City of Tacoma will be on Port of Tacoma Road next week to take road base boring samples as part of an effort to rebuild the road in the near future.

Crews will work in northbound lanes on Veterans Day, Mon, Nov. 11, while most terminals are closed. However, on Tues., Nov. 12, southbound work may cause travel delays. If necessary, work may also extend into Weds., Nov. 13. Traffic will be maintained in each direction as crews work between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The work may cause minor traffic impacts.

Port of Tacoma Road is the major heavy-haul arterial serving the Port of Tacoma. According to City of Tacoma officials, the road is in poor condition and needs to be rebuilt from the base up. A partnership between the City of Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma has secured grants covering nearly 90 percent of the project’s $496,000 design cost. The project will replace approximately 7,800 feet of the road, from East 11th Street to Marshall Avenue. An open house for project design feedback and traffic management plan ideas is being planned for later this month or December.