Lincoln District revitalization project to begin in March

The City of Tacoma has gone out to bid for Phase 1 of the Lincoln District Revitalization Project which will include work on streetscape improvements and underground utilities. Bids are due in late January 2017, with construction projected to take place March to November 2017. During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Having recently been awarded $1,299,530 in Transportation Improvement Board grant funding by the State of Washington, the City is also working on plans for Phase 2 of the project which will include the creation of a pedestrian friendly street that can be closed to traffic and used for community events throughout the year on South Yakima Street from South 38th to South 39th streets. Preliminary concepts will be further developed by the City, in collaboration with Lincoln Business District and community members, in 2017. Construction of Phase 2 is projected to begin in 2018.

“The City has really been working hand in hand with Lincoln Business District and community members to ensure the area reflects the neighborhood,” said District 4 Council Member Marty Campbell. “We had initially set aside $4.25 million for the Lincoln District Revitalization Project. Through leveraging and partnerships like the Transportation Improvement Board grant, along with the money spent by Tacoma Power, Tacoma Water and Environmental Services, has brought the total funding on the project to just over $9 million.”

Information about the project is online:

Information is also available at the Lincoln District Revitalization Project Office (750 S. 38th Street in Tacoma), between 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday- Friday.

– City of Tacoma