Did you know?

Seven percent of existing land use in downtown Tacoma is dedicated to parking.

Downtown Construction and Projects

We know that getting around downtown changes regularly. We also know that you want to stay informed about improvements to downtown. We’ll let you know what’s happening and keep you up to date on how to stay “on the go!”


I-5 HOV Project – Local Bridge Closures – Pacific Avenue bridge will be closed and rebuilt starting fall 2014, and then the process will be repeated with McKinley Way bridge. Entire project expected to take 3 years.

Tacoma Avenue South – Bridge Closure – the Tacoma Avenue South Bridge (located between Center and Delin streets) will be closed to all traffic from late February 2015 until late spring 2016 for partial reconstruction.

Sound Transit’s Tacoma Link Expansion – Preferred alignment selected, station locations and environmental review underway

Re-alignment of S 17th – Construction started fall 2014; construction will be suspended November 24 – January 4 for holidays. Expected completion is spring 2015. The downtown Zipcars will be temporarily relocated during parts of construction.

Tacoma Trestle – Under environmental review in 2013, construction begins 2016, estimated completion 2017

Prairie Line Trail (City of Tacoma portion) – Final conceptual design complete 2013, application for funding submitted

Schuster Parkway Corridor Project – Early planning, design alternatives and traffic analysis

View all City of Tacoma Construction Projects.



Prairie Line Trail (UW Tacoma portion) – Completed fall 2014

Mobility Master Plan 13 Miles of Bikeways – Completed in fall 2014!

Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project – Complete! Bike racks installed.

Murray Morgan Bridge Project – Completed February 2013. Elevator runs from 11th down to Dock St.

Sound Transit Sounder Train to Lakewood –  Open and running!

Stadium Way – Open and available!

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