Downtown Tacoma transit gears up for construction

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Tacoma Link, ST, PT and IT buses make way for construction on Commerce Street

Work on Tacoma Link's concrete guideway along Commerce Street in downtown Tacoma means train and bus riders will temporarily make their transit connections on Pacific Avenue.

When work begins on Aug. 8, free Tacoma Link buses will run on a route and schedule similar to the trains, and Pierce Transit, Intercity Transit and ST Express buses that normally use the Commerce Street transit center will be temporarily relocated to Pacific Avenue between South 9th and South 11th streets.

During construction, access to businesses and parking lots on Commerce Street will be maintained, but on-street parking along Pacific Ave between South 9th and South 11th streets will be suspended to help the flow of heavy bus traffic in the temporary location. Construction is scheduled to last nine days from Aug. 8 to Aug. 16.

Riders can sign up to receive automatic e-mail service alerts for Tacoma Link, Sound Transit, and Pierce Transit services. Rider Alerts can help you plan you trip around construction, inform you about special service to events, and alert you to schedule changes for holidays. Visit www.soundtransit.org to learn more and to sign up for Sound Transit rider and e-mail alerts. Visit www.piercetransit.org to learn more and to sign up for Pierce Transit rider and e-mail alerts.

 

Tacoma Link buses will serve:

Northbound:

  • Tacoma Dome Station
  • Corner of E. 25th and ‘A' streets (temporary stop)
  • S. 19th Street & Pacific Avenue (temporary stop)
  • Just north of S. 15th Street (temporary stop)
  • Southwest Corner of Pacific Avenue and S. 9th Street (temporary stop)

 

Southbound:

  • Southwest Corner of Pacific Avenue and S. 9th Street (temporary stop)
  • Just south of S. 14th Street (temporary stop)
  • S. 19th Street & Pacific Avenue (temporary stop)
  • 25th Street Station
  • Tacoma Dome Station

 

ST Express, Pierce Transit, and Intercity Transit buses located on Pacific Avenue starting Aug. 8:

ST Express: 582, 586, 590 & 594

Pierce Transit: 1, 2, 3, 11, 13, 16, 26, 41, 42, 45, 48, 53, 57, 60, 61, 102, 490, 500, 501, 603A & SHUTTLE

Intercity Transit: 603

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

ST CONTACT: Linda Robson-(206) 398-5149 or linda.robson@soundtransit.org
PT CONTACT: Lars Erickson-(253) 984-8218 or lerickson@piercetransit.org
IT CONTACT: Meg Kester-(360) 705-5842 or mkester@intercitytransit.com

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