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LINK Light Rail Construction

Sound Transit’s Tacoma LINK light rail expansion project has begun and its impacts are being felt on and near many Pierce Transit bus routes within the City of Tacoma on the following routes.

Details

  • Pierce Transit Routes Affected: 1-11-16-28-57-102
  • Work is happening on the following streets:
  • Commerce to Stadium Way from South 7th Street to North 1st Street
  • North 1st Street from Stadium Way to Division Avenue
  • Division Avenue from North 1st Street to North M Street
  • Martin Luther King Junior Way from Division Avenue to South 19th Street

While much of this work is coordinated with Pierce Transit in advance, there are times that the multiple Contractors working on this Sound Transit LINK project are working in a location that will result in short notice detour that will possible impact a Pierce Transit bus route and or having a bus stop(s) being closed on short notice.

We always strive to minimize the impacts to our Pierce Transit customers, this is a large project that will be underway until its estimated completion time in 2022.




Route 4 Lakewood - South Hill

Route 4 - Pierce College Campus closed in Puyallup
The Route 4 will go on detour on the Puyallup Campus of Pierce College for the underground utility location & repair of a failed water line. While on detour the Route 4 will enter & exit from the first parking lot entrance from College Way.

A Temporary Bus Stop will be placed in the parking lot. 

Route 16 North End

Route 16 Division Ave Detour

Effective April 21, 2021 between MLK Jr Way and I Street.

Eastbound

From North I Street & N 2nd Street::
  • Left on North 2nd Street
  • Right on North Tacoma Ave
    • Serve Route 13 bus stop on Tacoma Ave & N 1st Street
  • Continue on Tacoma Ave/Saint Helens Ave
  • Resume regular route to 10th & Commerce

Route 11 Pt Defiance

Route 11 North 1st Street Closed

Effective April 21, 2021 between MLK Jr Way and I Street.

Southbound

From M Street & Division Avenue:
  • Right on Division Avenue
  • Left on South Ainsworth Avenue
  • Left on 6th Avenue
  • Left on Tacoma Avenue South
  • Right on South 2nd Street
  • Right on Saint Helens Avenue
  • Resume regular route to Commerce; serve all Pierce Transit Bus Stops as needed or requested on detour

Route 100 Gig Harbor

Route 100 Stop Closed

Due to recent lane reconfigurations on Mildred St, Route 100 stop 359 at 6th Ave and Hawthorne will be closed permanently. 

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Landmarks

Government Sites: Pierce County Health Dept, Pierce Co Sheriffs Office, Tacoma City Hall

Major Commercial Sites: Tacoma Mall, Sheraton Hotel

Transportation Facilities: Sea-Tac Airport, Greyhound Bus Depot

Schools & Colleges: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College

Sports & Leisure: Cheney Stadium, Pt Defiance Zoo

Medical Facilities: Group Health, Tacoma General Hospital


 

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