Port of Tacoma Road property owners and businesses are invited to meet with City of Tacoma project managers and consultants to discuss vehicle access needs. The City is beginning design for a future rebuild of this road.
The first Public Open House will be held on Thurs., Jan. 30 at The Fabulich Center, Conference Room 104, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road. Representatives from the Tacoma Public Works Department will be there to provide a project update and answer questions. There will be two sessions, one from noon to 2 p.m. and another from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
According to City of Tacoma officials, the Port of Tacoma Road is in poor condition and needs to be rebuilt from the base up. The road is the major heavy-haul arterial serving the Port of Tacoma which means this opportunity to replace existing asphalt pavement with concrete will be an important step toward helping it to withstand heavy truck traffic in the future. The project will replace approximately 7,800 feet of the road, from East 11th Street to Marshall Avenue. In addition to the rebuilt road, the Port of Tacoma Road project will also improve pedestrian access by completing missing segments of sidewalk to meet current ADA standards. Other safety improvements include a permanent traffic signal in advance of a future traffic notification system.
The City and Port of Tacoma are partnering on this project and have obtained grant funds to cover more than 86 percent of the $496,000 project design cost.