Division Avenue and I Street intersection closes during weekend of June 7

Publish Date

To install utilities in the street, the contractor will completely close the intersection at Division Avenue and I Street during the weekend of June 7 - 10 (Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.). This work can happen during the day and night (continuous construction).

During the week, crews continue to install a stormwater system on Commerce Street. Rail welding and traction power substation work continue on Stadium Way. In the Stadium District, crews will continue working on the water line, moving to the area across Yakima Avenue. In Hilltop, the contractor will continue working on the water line on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from 13th Street to 14th Street. In addition, crews are building foundations for power poles along Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 

What

Construction and traffic closures at Division Ave. and I Street over the weekend. Construction and traffic restrictions at Yakima Avenue, Commerce Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and Stadium Way

When

Week of June 3

Where

Division Avenue and I Street – intersection closure. The Division Avenue and I Street intersection will be completely closed during the weekend of June 7- 10 (Friday at 8 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.). Crews will dig trenches in the street and install stormwater and water pipes. Because this intersection is so busy, the contractor is only allowed to work in it when traffic is manageable, such as weekends. The contractor has obtained a noise variance from the City of Tacoma and can work day and night (continuous construction). Please follow detours on I Street, 6th Avenue and Tacoma Avenue. 

Yakima Avenue at Division Avenue – street closure. Yakima Ave. will be closed at Division Ave., starting as early as Tuesday, June 4 for about a week. Division Avenue is open. The contractor is installing a water line across the street.

Commerce Street from 7th Street to the 705 onramp – street closure. Commerce Street is closed in both directions from 7th Street to the 705 onramp. Access to the parking lots on Commerce Street is open. Sidewalks and the Spanish Steps also are open. To access Commerce St. from I-705, take the A Street/Tacoma City Center exit. To access the 705, follow the detours to S. 9th St. During the Commerce Street closure, Stadium Way will be open in both directions between S. 4th Street and the I-705 on-ramp. Crews are installing a stormwater system.   

Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 13th Street to S. 14th Street – lane restrictions. The contractor continues to work on underground utilities on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S 13th Street to S. 14th Street.  MLK Jr. Way is closed to northbound traffic from S 15th St. to S. 13th St. Follow detours on M Street and J Street. The street will be open to two-way traffic. After crews complete the water line from S 13th St. to S. 14th St., they will continue the this work on MLK Jr. Way going south to the next block. Then, crews plan to return to the 13th St. and MLK Jr. Way intersection to complete stormwater work. After that, they plan to return to the 11th St. and MLK Jr. Way intersection to complete stormwater work in that intersection.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 10th St. to S. 7th St. – lane restrictions. Crews continue building foundations for the power poles on MLK Jr. Way. They are working in the east side of MLK Jr. Way from 10th St. going north to 7th St. Two-way traffic is maintained.

Stadium Way from Broadway to 4th Street: southbound lane closure; use detours. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Broadway to the 4th Street. Stadium Way is open to two-way traffic from 4th Street to the 705 onramp. Please follow the detours on St. Helens Ave., Broadway and Tacoma Ave, and consider other routes to access downtown and/or 705. One-way traffic going north on Stadium Way is open, including left-turns at S. 4th St. and Division Ave. Crews continue welding rail, cutting pavement and building a traction power substation on Stadium Way. The traction power substation is located on the hillside along Stadium Way north of 4th St. Crews are drilling piles to support the hillside. The contractor is preparing to install track on Stadium Way. The test track installation is planned for the week of June 10.

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 intersection closure at Division Avenue and I Street.

 

Map of closure of Yakima Avenue at Division Avenue.

 

Construction begins in front of Stadium High School on June 20

The contractor will start construction in front of Stadium High School on June 20 (the day after the last day of school). E Street/N. 1st Street will be closed from Division Avenue to Tacoma Avenue during the entire summer break to about September 4.

Contact us

Outreach Specialist: liz.satterthwaite@soundtransit.org or 253-208-0586
After-hours construction hotline: 888-298-2395