Stadium Way improvement project open house June 6

One week before a major infrastructure project is scheduled to begin, the City of Tacoma will host an open house to discuss the Stadium Way improvement project.

Earlier this month, Tacoma City Council awarded a contract to Ceccanti, Inc. of Tacoma to complete the project.

According to City staff, the Stadium Way road surface is undergoing substantial settlement due to the historic use of non-engineered fill along its alignment. This project will stabilize the subsurface to prevent future settlement, and will reconstruct the roadway surface and improve the streetscape to accommodate multi-modal uses. The completed project will offer innovative storm water management, dedicated bicycle lanes, improved lighting, traffic control, pedestrian access, landscaping, and other public amenities.

The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will include work around Stadium High School and on Commerce Street. During this phase, North 1st Street and North ‘E’ Street will be closed to traffic and Commerce Street will have only one southbound lane open. Link Light Rail service and access to the Commerce Street station will be maintained. During the second phase, Stadium Way between Division and just north of I-705 will be closed to traffic. Work on the Schuster Parkway retaining wall will also require lane closures. Access for emergency vehicles and local traffic will be maintained at all times.

The Stadium Way pre-construction open house will be held on Weds., June 6 at 6 p.m. in Tacoma City Council Chambers, which is located on the first floor of the Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market St. Representatives of the City and contractor will be present to answer questions. Construction is expected to start the following week and continue into Summer 2013.

More information is online at .

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$10.2M Stadium Way upgrade project begins next month (05/11/12) —

After long delay, Stadium Way Street Improvement project could begin this summer (03/20/12) —

Tacoma’s $9.5M Stadium Way improvement project delayed (10/07/11) —

Stadium Way Arterial Project meeting June 22 (06/14/11) —