The City of Tacoma, and its contractor, MidMountain Contractors Inc., will shut down East D Street by the middle of this week between the BNSF railroad track and Puyallup Avenue. The closure of D Street will last until May 2007.
Additionally, BNSF has informed the City that it will close A Street (near Dock Street) on July 12 for two weeks so they can realign the railroad line in preparation for future tracks.
The traffic detour route while both A and D streets are shut down is as follows:
Take Pacific Avenue and turn east down 15th Street, which is the corner of the United Way and Davita buildings. Fifteenth connects to Dock Street next to Johnnys Seafood. Take a left onto Dock Street, which connects to D Street. There are no traffic restrictions on Dock Street at this time.
Puyallup Avenue will remain open to traffic, but restrictions will occur between C and E streets for utility work by MidMountain, Qwest and Puget Sound Energy. Utility work will also continue on D Street between Puyallup Avenue and East 25th Street.
The latest updates on D Street Overpass construction and traffic revisions are available at http://www.cityoftacoma.org/dstreet and through the Citys D Street hotline: (253) 573-2399.