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.
- 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.
Tacoma Dome Station Parking Renovation
On December 17th, East Garage Parking Level 2 will reopen for general parking and East Garage Parking Level 1 will close for general parking. The contractor will maintain the vehicle ramp leading to the upper floors, therefore all entrances will be open.
The contractor took advantage of the mild summer and has completed most exterior repairs. As a result, a few interior repairs were differed that will cause random closures in both garages for performance of that work and safety.
Use extra caution and drive slowly for everyone’s safety. These changes are necessary as we continue to make progress on the much-needed Mid-Life repairs at the facility. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Allow for extra time to navigate around the construction in the area.
After 20 years of operation, Tacoma Dome Station is in need of repairs and improvements. We are happy to report that coming soon you will experience improved lighting, better signage, repaired concrete, fresh paint and a general clean-up at this important transit hub.
The extensive work will begin in February 2018 and take about one year to complete. During that time, approximately 200 parking stalls will be blocked off on a rotating basis to conduct the work. The affected stalls will shift throughout the east and west towers and impact each floor at some point during the project. Signage will be posted at Tacoma Dome Station prior to the work getting underway.
Since Tacoma Dome Station is already a very popular parking location, you may experience a more difficult time finding an empty parking stall while the work is underway.
Here are alternate parking options for you:
LOT 2 (#203051)
There is a daily pay parking lot to the west of Tacoma Dome Station on Puyallup Ave., under I-705. For lots 1 and 2, you may use “Call to Park” for payment. Download the free “CallToPark” app, visit calltopark.com or call 1-888-767-9037. Have your lot number and credit card ready. If using the app or web site, you may wish to set up your account ahead of time.
LOT 3 (#114487)
The Tacoma Dome is opening its “A” lot on East D St. and E. 27th St. to the public for monthly parking. People using this option should be aware that parking will not be available on some dates due to events at the Tacoma Dome. Those dates will be posted on site in advance. For more information about parking at the Tacoma Dome “A” Lot, please visit www.rpnw.com or call 253.627.4401.
Tacoma LINK expansion work will close the southbound lanes of travel in one direction from South 11th Street to Ernest Brazil Street sometime this morning. Impacting bus stops located between these two streets. The northbound lanes of travel (on MLK) will open with this road closure that is flipping to the east side of MLK for the relocation of underground utilities, related to TACOMA Link expansion.
This detour will go in effect sometime this morning.
Route 57 -heading to Tacoma Mall
From MLK Jr. Way & 10th Street (heading south towards St Joseph's Hospital)
- Left on 10th Street
- Right on J Street
Serve Short Temporary Bus Stop to be located - on J Street at the farside of 11th Street
- Right on Ernest Brazil Street
- Left on MLK Jr Way and Resume Route on MLK Jr Way