City to host Pacific Avenue improvement project open house April 10

On Thursday, April 10, the City of Tacoma is hosting an open house to provide details on the upcoming Pacific Avenue improvement project and the impact it will have on the immediate area. The project team will share the preliminary plans and schedule for the project, which runs on Pacific Avenue between South 17th and South 25th streets and South 25th Street from Pacific Avenue to C Street.
The Pacific Avenue improvement project involves removing the existing asphalt surface and base section of the street and replacing it with geosynthetic fabric along with a new base section and asphalt between South 17th Street and South 25th Street along Pacific Avenue. Sidewalks and curb and gutter will also be repaired where needed. In addition, South 25th Street from Pacific Avenue to C Street will also be included in the project.
Construction is slated to start in the summer of 2008 – after the Tall Ships Festival – and is scheduled to be complete by the end of fall 2008. No construction work will take place during the Tall Ships Festival.
The open house will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center lobby, 1500 Broadway. For more information about the open house or the Pacific Avenue improvement project, visit .