A worker in a hard hat and yellow vest smooths concrete.
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Crews on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, and all other Sound Transit projects, are working under expanded safety measures.

Fresh pics: Construction continues on Hilltop Tacoma Link

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Before heading into Memorial Day weekend, take a look at the latest progress along the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension!

This project more than doubles the length of Tacoma Link, connecting to the Stadium District, Wright Park, major medical facilities and the Hilltop neighborhood.

As we honor those who lost their lives serving their country, we also want to thank those working on the front lines of this crisis, as well as everyone staying home and limiting their travel to essential trips only. 

Tacoma Link is still operating its normal schedule to keep the community connected to vital services. The extension is set to open in 2022!

Construction continues 

Working under expanded safety measures due to COVID-19, crews have been able to continue track installation in the Stadium District on N. 1st St. and Division Ave. and in the Hilltop neighborhood on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

They're also doing underground utility work on MLK Jr. Way and on Commerce Street.

Read our COVID-19 construction overview here.

As our region begins to recover, please support essential businesses while social distancing, and continue to shop along the route as more businesses reopen in the coming weeks. 

If you enjoy these photos, follow us on Instagram and tune in on Fridays for our regular "Field Trip Friday" stories.

For more information, check out the project web page, sign up for project alerts and join the new Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension Facebook Group for the latest construction news.

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A cement truck is parked next to light rail tracks under construction in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood.
Installing track on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Earnest Brazill St. to S. 11th St. in Hilltop.
Track for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension is installed.
Getting ready for rail on N. 1st St in the Stadium District.
Two workers in vests and hard hats use a machine to pour concrete in Tacoma for a new rail extension.
Pouring concrete on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma.
Buildings line a wide street, and tracks for the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension are being laid in the middle of the road.
Working hard leading up to the long weekend!
Crews work on light rail installation in Hilltop. The "253 heart" on top of a building can be seen in the background.
Link construction in the heart of Hilltop.

More stories and photos

Hopefully this isn't the first time you've run across our continuing coverage of Sound Transit construction.

Check out our past stories for more action shots and information.

Fresh pics: laying rail around the region

Fresh pics: nearing completion at Roosevelt Station

Fresh pics: exploring East Link from above and below ground

Here's an overview of the whole Hilltop Tacoma Link extension:

Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension project map

More light rail to the north, south and west

Projects currently under construction or under contract will open 28 new light rail stations between now and 2024.

In fact, the Northgate Link Extension is set to open next year!

You can check our system expansion page for details on the overall regional expansion plan.

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