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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 11 Pt Defiance

Route 11 N 1st St Closed

Effective Monday November 7, 2022 until further notice. N. 1st Street Closed To Transit Use Between Yakima & Tacoma Ave, Both Directions Closed for LINK Construction

Southbound

From Division Avenue & I Street bus will turn:
  • Continue on Division Ave In Right Lane Past Wright Park
  • Right on Division Ave
    • Serve Temporary Bus Stop on Corner of Division Ave & Tacoma Ave
  • Right on Tacoma Ave and Resume Route

Northbound

From Saint Helens Ave/Tacoma Ave & Division Ave bus will:
  • Left on Division Avenue
    • Serve Temporary Bus Stop on Corner of Division Ave & Tacoma Ave
  • Continue on Division Avenue and Resume Route

Route 13 N 30th St

Route 13 Stadium District

Effective Wednesday November 11 until further notice

Intersection Construction North 1st Street & Tacoma Ave Closed

Eastbound

From Tacoma Ave & N 2nd Street, bus will turn:
  • Right on N 2nd Street
  • Left Yakima Avenue
  • Left Division Ave (at traffic light/gas station)
    • Serve Temporary Bus Stop on Corner
  • Right on Tacoma Ave and Resume Route

Westbound

From Tacoma Ave/St Helens & Division Ave, bus will turn:
  • Left on Division Ave (traffic light)
    • Serve Temporary Bus Stop on Corner
  • Right on N Yakima Ave (traffic light/gas station)
  • Right on N. 2nd Street
  • Left on N Tacoma Avenue and Resume Route
From Puyallup Train Station to South Hill
  • Right Stewart Avenue
  • Right Meridian
  • Right Pioneer Avenue
  • Left 5th Street
  • Resume Route to South Hill Park & Ride

Route 16 North End

Route 16 N 1st Street Closed

Effective Monday, Nov 11 until further notice

Northbound Lane Only Closed On I Street Between N 2nd Street & Division Ave Southbound Remains Open

Westbound

From Tacoma Ave & Division, bus will turn:
  • Left on Division Avenue
    • Serve Temporary Bus Stop on Corner of Division Ave & Tacoma Ave
  • Right on Yakima
  • Left on 3rd Ave
  • Right on North I Street and Resume Route

Eastbound

From Division Avenue & N I Street, bus will turn:
  • Left on Division Ave
  • Continue on Division Ave In Right Lane Past Wright Park
  • Right on Tacoma Ave/Saint Helens Ave and Resume Route

Route 500 Federal Way

Route 500 & 501 Detour

Effective Thursday, October 20, 2022

Southbound

From Federal Way to Tacoma
  • bus will use Exit 133 City Center Exit
  • Right on Exit 133
  • Right on East 26th Street/Turns into G Street
  • Left on D Street
  • Right on Puyallup Avenue
  • Right on G Street
  • Right on Into Tacoma Dome Station/Zone D
  • Resume Regular Route

Northbound

On Regular Route

Route 501 Milton - Federal Way

Route 500 & 501 Detour

Effective Thursday, October 20, 2022

Southbound

From Federal Way to Tacoma
  • bus will use Exit 133 City Center Exit
  • Right on Exit 133
  • Right on East 26th Street/Turns into G Street
  • Left on D Street
  • Right on Puyallup Avenue
  • Right on G Street
  • Right on Into Tacoma Dome Station/Zone D
  • Resume Regular Route

Northbound

On Regular Route

Route 400 Puyallup-Downtown Tacoma

Route 400 Bay Street Loop Closed

Effective October 20, 2022 until further notice

Northbound

From L Bus Stop Located on Portland Ave & East 29th Street, bus will turn:

  • Right on E 27th Street (traffic light/yield sign)
  • Continue on 27th Street across Portland Ave (Traffic Light) Continue on Wiley Ave runs behind Tacoma Dome
  • Right on D Street
  • Right on Puyallup Avenue
  • Right onG Street into TDS
  • Right on Into Tacoma Dome Station/Zone E
  • Resume Route

Southbound

On regular route

Route 41 S 56th St - Salishan

Route 41 Bay Street Closed

Effective October 20, 2022 until further notice

Northbound

From L Bus Stop Located on Portland Ave & East 29th Street, bus will turn:

  • Left on East 27th Street/I-5 On Ramp
  • Continue on E 27th to Wiley Ave
  • Continue on Wiley Ave Behind Tacoma Dome
  • Right on D Street/McKinley Ave
  • Right on Puyallup Avenue
  • Right on G Street into TDS
  • Right on Into Tacoma Dome Station/Zone D
  • Resume Route

Southbound

On regular route

Route 13 N 30th St

Route 13 E 15th Street, Hood Street Closed

Effective November 2, 2022 until further notice

Westbound

Tacoma Dome Station to Proctor, from TDS arriving at D St, bus will turn:

  • Continue on Puyallup Ave and Serve All PT Bus Stops On Detour
  • Right on Pacific Ave
  • Right on S 13th Street
  • Left on A Street
  • Left on 12th Street
  • Right on Pacific Ave and Resume Route

Eastbound

From Proctor to Tacoma Dome Station, Arriving 9th Street & Pacific bus will turn:

  • Right on Pacific Ave
    • Serve at PT Bus Stops On Detour
  • Continue on Pacific Ave
  • Left on Puyallup Ave and Resume Route
  • Route 2 S 19th St - Bridgeport

    Route 2 19th and Market St Closed

    Effective 7 days a week until further notice

    In the UW Tacoma area, South 19th Street SW & Market Street is closed in both directions for an underground 60-inch pipeline installation by the City of Tacoma.

    Southbound

    Arriving on Market Street & South 15th Street, bus will turn:
    • Right on 15th St NW
    • Left on Tacoma Avenue (serving temporary Bus Stops on the sidewalk located at the intersection of Tacoma Avenue and South 19th St)
    • Right on South 19th St and resume regular route to TCC Transit Center

    Northbound

    Arriving on South 19th Street & Tacoma Avenue, bus will turn:
    • Right on South 15th street
    • Left on Tacoma Avenue (serving temporary Bus Stops on the sidewalk located at the intersection of Tacoma Ave and South 19th Street).
    • Right on South 19th St and resume regular route to TCC Transit Center

    Route 214 Washington

    Washington & Military Road Closed to Transit

    Effective August 1, 2022 Start of Service effective until further notice

    Eastbound

    From Farwest Drive & 112th Street SW bus will turn:
    • Left on 112th Street SW
    • Right on Butte Drive SW (at Stop Sign)
    • Continue Butte Drive/Vernon Ave
    • At Vernon & Washington Resume Route

    Westbound

    From Vernon Ave & Washington Blvd bus will turn:
    • Continue on Vernon Ave/Butte Drive
    • Left on 112th Street SW
    • Right on Farwest Drive

    Route 3 Lakewood - Tacoma

    South 17th Street Closed

    Effective Wednesday Feb 2, 2022 until further notice

    Southbound

    From Commerce to Lakewood on Pacific Ave approaching 15th St bus will turn:
    • Right on 15th St
    • Left on Market St and serve all Pierce Transit bus stops on Market St.
    • Resume route to Lakewood

    Northbound

    From Lakewood to Commerce on Jefferson approaching Market St bus will:
    • Continue on Market St and serve all Pierce Transit bus stops on Market St
    • Right on 15th Street
    • Left on Pacific Ave and resume route

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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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