Construction alert: Tacoma Trestle Track and Signal Project 2/21/2017

Feb 21, 2017

Pile driving work starts again

Once the bridge slide work is complete (Feb. 17-22), pile driving is anticipated to start near the intersection of East 'G'/East 26th Street as early as Feb. 24.

Pile driving uses a large crane to force the piles (poles) into the soil to provide foundational support for bridges or other large structures. Pile driving is loud and Sound Transit will monitor noise levels to gauge the safety of the work.

Tacoma Trestle pile driving photo.

Pile driving crane

What to expect:

  • Pile driving operations can occur Mon. through Sat. between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Equipment and materials will include a crane, trucks and piles
  • People will hear a metal-against-metal hammering noise as piles are driven into the ground

Pile driving will start at the intersection of East 'G'/East 26th street, and it will move east.