City hosts SR 509/East D Street slip ramp project open house

You are invited to an open house to learn more about the upcoming State Route 509/East D Street slip ramp project. The open house is scheduled for Tues., Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. in Room 405 of the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, located at 1500 Broadway.

The open house will focus on informing Tacoma residents, businesses and property owners in the area about the project features and schedule. The open house will also give participants an opportunity to comment on the preferred design alternative, or two alternatives if a preferred alternative decision has not been made.

The City will lead the design of a street and highway interchange at State Route 509 and East D Street. Once constructed, the interchange will improve freight movement into and from the Port of Tacoma as well as access to businesses on either side of the Thea Foss Waterway and to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail yard.

The project is entering the initial stage of selecting a preferred interchange design alternative and preparing the environmental documentation. Comment cards will be available for meeting participants to provide feedback to the project team. Additional project information is available online here.