Letters to the Editor

Traffic: Congestion near Dome a big concern

Last Sunday I was taking my daughter to the Tacoma Amtrak station to catch a 5:30 p.m. train. About 4:45, we turned off Pacific Avenue onto 25th Street South, headed east, and found we were in the middle of traffic resembling a parking lot.

Traffic lights changed, but the line of cars hardly moved. Finally my daughter grabbed her baggage and started walking toward the station. She caught the train about the time I got the car back to Pacific.

I learned later that an event at the Tacoma Dome had made driving in that area nearly impossible.

There are only three streets going east from Pacific to the busy Freighthouse Square area, and all were blocked. What if there had been an emergency? No vehicle could have gotten through.

Could people have been warned to park downtown and ride the Link to the Dome, or walk? There has to be a better way.

Robert Olsen, Tacoma

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