D-to-M Street commuter rail bridge design workshop June 25

On June 25 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., the City will host a bridge design workshop for the D-to-M street commuter rail project. This is the first of two meetings, and is intended to garner feedback and to give the public an opportunity to bring forth ideas and develop concepts for the bridge that will cross Pacific Avenue. At the second meeting, the project team plans to present conceptual renderings of the ideas that were discussed during the first meeting.

The D-to-M street project will include a 1.4-mile section of rail corridor connecting the Tacoma Dome Station to the existing rail right-of-way. The new rail line will cross a lowered Pacific Avenue on a railroad bridge, which will give traffic unimpeded access north and south of the rail line. The City Council previously approved a low-profile bridge and the workshop on June 25 is to discuss options and architectural features to enhance the bridge design.

If you are interested in learning more about the proposed bridge or have bridge ideas you would like to share, you are encouraged to attend the workshop. The meeting will be held at the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St., Room 708.