Division Ave and Martin Luther King Jr./K St. intersection closes Nov. 2 and 3

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The Division Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way/K St. intersection will be closed for sewer work during the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3. This weekend's work hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. During the week, crews will install sewer pipes and structures on Division Ave. near K St.

On Stadium Way, crews will start to install track on the east side of Stadium Way just north of Division Avenue, as early as Oct. 29. North of 4th St. to Tacoma Ave., people will drive northbound on the Stadium Way lane with the newly installed track. On N. 1st St., crews will do potholing between Division Avenue and Tacoma Avenue.

In Hilltop, crews will work on the water line on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 11th Street to S. 9th Street. Crews also will do utility work in the S. 14th St. intersection and signals and lighting work at the S. 18th Street and MLK Jr. Way intersection.

The contractor will bring rail segments to Division Avenue near Wright Park at the end of this week, and will start rail welding on Division Ave. next week. Looking ahead, crews plan to work in the Division Avenue intersections (I Street, J Street and K Street), and close these intersections during the November weekends before Thanksgiving.

What

Construction and traffic restrictions on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, S. 18th Street, S. 14th Street, Division Avenue, Yakima Avenue, N. 1st Street, S. 4th Street, and Stadium Way

When

Week of Oct. 28

Where

Division Avenue from J Street to K Street – lane closure and weekend intersection closure. Division Avenue is closed to westbound traffic from J St. to Martin Luther King Jr. Way to install utilities underground. During the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3, the Division Ave. and MLK Jr. Way/K St. intersection will be completely closed for sewer work. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The contractor also plans to do stormwater work in this area and close this intersection during the weekend of Nov. 8 – 11.

N. 1st Street from Division Avenue to Tacoma Avenue – lane restrictions. The contractor will do potholing on N. 1st Street between Division and Tacoma Ave. Two-way traffic will be maintained on N. 1st Street. When potholing is completed, crews will build the foundations for Link power poles in this area.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 11th Street to S. 9th Street – lane restrictions and street closure. The contractor is installing a water line on the east side of Martin Luther King Jr. Way between S. 11th St. to 9th St., starting at S. 11th St. and working north. As the work progresses to S. 10th St, crews will close S. 10th Street on the east side of MLK Jr. Way for about a half block to the alley. Two-way traffic will be maintained on MLK Jr. Way. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Way between S. 13th to 15th Street – northbound lane closure. Crews are doing utility work at the intersection of 14th St. and MLK Jr. Way. The northbound lane of MLK Jr. Way will be closed from S. 15th St. to S. 13th St. In addition, S. 14th Street will be closed in both directions for about a half-block to the alleys. The work in this section is expected to take about three weeks.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way and 18th Street – lane restrictions and intersection closure. S. 18th St. will be closed east of MLK Jr. Way for about a half-block for traffic signal and lighting work at the intersection. The electrical work at this intersection will take about three weeks, and then crews will move to the MLK Jr. Way and 17th St. intersection. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 3rd St. to S. 5th St. – lane restrictions. Crews are installing underground utilities on the west side of MLK Jr. Way from S. 3rd St. to S. 5th St. near Jackson Hall and the Baker Center. Two-way traffic is maintained on MLK Jr. Way. Access to the hospitals and medical centers is open. To access Jackson Hall, please enter through the Jackson Hall parking garage or take the pedestrian tunnel from Tacoma General Hospital. Flaggers will assist pedestrians. Please allow extra time to get to your appointment.

S. 4th St. between Broadway and Stadium Way – closed. Currently, S. 4th St. is closed between Broadway and Stadium Way. Late this week, crews will work on a water line on S. 4th St which is partially located in the sidewalk. Portions of the sidewalk will be closed.  

Stadium Way from Broadway to the 705 onramp -- southbound lane closure; use detours. Crews will start to install track on the east side of Stadium Way just north of Division Avenue, as early as Oct. 29. In this section of Stadium Way, people will drive northbound on the lane with the newly installed track. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Broadway to the 705 onramp. Please follow detour routes on St. Helens, Tacoma Avenue and Broadway, and consider alternate routes to access downtown and/or the 705.  Stadium Way continues to be open northbound from the 705 to Tacoma Avenue with left turns at S. 4th St. and Division Ave. Commerce St. also is open to two-way traffic. To access parking garages and driveways on Stadium Way, please travel north on Commerce Street or north on Stadium Way from the 705 off-ramp. Crews are installing track and foundations for Link power poles.

More

  • Driveway and pedestrian access is maintained, although some sidewalks and crosswalks will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian detours will be in place.
  • Construction noise related to replacing the underground utilities.
  • Large construction equipment or materials may be in the right-of-way.
  • Work will generally take place during the daytime hours unless otherwise noted. Daytime hours during the week are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The contractor usually works less hours.
  • Businesses are open during construction.
  • Plan ahead and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.
Map of Division Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way/K Street intersection closure for the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3.
Division Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way/K Street intersection closed the weekend of Nov. 2 and 3.