Roadway improvements along South Tacoma Way corridor begin July 6

City of Tacoma officials announced Wednesday work will begin in July on a project that will bring roadway improvements to a significant stretch of South Tacoma Way.

The South Tacoma Way Corridor Improvements project calls for an asphalt overlay, ADA ramps, sidewalk, curbs, gutters, and streetlights on South Tacoma Way between South 56th Street and South 66th Street, as well as South Tacoma Way between South 43rd Street and South 47th Street. The project also aims to improve two sections of the Water Flume Line Trail — first, the traffic signal at South 58th Street will be upgraded to better serve pedestrians; and second, the Water Flume Line Trail will be constructed between South Tacoma Way and the new Sounder Station.

The City began to accept bids on the project in December (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Gangs, graffiti, and South Tacoma Way / Water Ditch Trail upgrades,” Tacoma Daily Index, Dec. 9, 2014). Five contractors bid on the project before the bid deadline expired in February (see “Tacoma Bid Watch: Hilltop swimming pool, transient camp clean ups, and South Tacoma Way revamp,” Tacoma Daily Index, Feb. 12, 2015). A contract was awarded to Tucci & Sons in May.

According to City officials, the $4.5 million project is expected to begin on Mon., July 6, and be completed by the end of November.

More information about the project is available online here.

To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the South Tacoma Way Corridor Improvements project, click on the following links: