**UPDATE** Heavy Haul Corridor: Milwaukee Way paving project begins July 7

UPDATE | Tues., June 24 @ 1:49 p.m. — The City of Tacoma now plans to begin the project on Mon., July 7.

Construction is expected to begin next week month on a project to upgrade a major section of Milwaukee Way between Lincoln Avenue and Marshall Avenue on the Port of Tacoma tide flats.

This stretch of road is part of a Heavy Haul Industrial Corridor, which allows for the use of a special permit to accommodate vehicles in excess of the legal weight limits moving between transload facilities and marine terminals serving port-related industries and businesses.

According to Port of Tacoma officials and City of Tacoma officials, approximately three-and-one-half inches of the existing roadway surface will be ground off and replaced by a geotextile reinforcement layer overlain by three-and-one-half inches of new asphalt pavement.

The $867,000 project is being paid for by a $750,000 grant from the Puget Sound Regional Council, as well as $117,000 in heavy haul permit fees.

The contractor, Tucci & Sons, is scheduled to begin construction on Mon., June 30 Mon., July 7. The work is expected to last approximately four to six weeks. Access to all businesses will be provided during construction.

More information is available online here.