Sound Transit to host open house on Tacoma Trestle project

Publish Date
Body

Public invited to provide feedback on preliminary designs for replacing aging railroad trestle

Sound Transit will conduct an open house on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 323 Puyallup Ave. in Tacoma to seek public feedback on preliminary designs for replacing the aging Tacoma Trestle.

Sound Transit is replacing the wooden single-track railroad trestle with a concrete double-track structure to accommodate additional Sounder trips that were approved by voters in the Sound Transit 2 ballot measure. Other improvements include upgrading railroad signals, replacing retaining walls along the bridge, making minor street repairs and relocating some utilities. Construction on the new trestle is scheduled to begin in 2015 and be complete by 2017.

The new structure will also accommodate additional Amtrak service when those passenger trains are routed inland.

More information on the Tacoma Trestle Project can be found at soundtransit.org/Tacomatrestle