Pierce Transit is moving forward with a $3 million plan to spruce up three transit centers and one of its main Park & Rides, facilities that haven’t had a substantial overhaul in the decades since they were built.
State transportation officials on Friday said they’re delaying a plan to cut southbound Interstate 5 down to two lanes for a stretch near the Westfield Southcenter Mall for paving work this weekend because wet weather is expected.
Q: Why was the free right-turn lane eliminated for southbound traffic and a left-turn lane added at the intersection of North First Street and North Tacoma Avenue during the Stadium Way improvement project a couple years back? Traffic seems worse as a result. – Curt A., Tacoma
The ramp from South Stadium Way to southbound Interstate 705 in Tacoma will be closed from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, so crews can repair potholes in preparation for repaving portions of the freeway later this summer.
Voters in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties will be asked in November to approve a slate of new taxes to pay for a $54 billion plan to extend light rail and other transit options throughout the Puget Sound Region.
Washington State Department of Transportation project engineer Neal Uhlmeyer provides a close-up look at the massive abutment being built adjacent to Interstate 5 in Tacoma. The wall, 45-feet-tall at its highest point, will match the existing grade of the new northbound I-5 bridge that will span the Puyallup River.
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