Division Avenue and Stadium Way intersection closes on Sept 23

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Sound Transit's contractor will install track at the intersection of Division Avenue and Stadium Way, starting as early as Sept. 23. This work will result in closing the Division Ave. and Stadium Way intersection for about four weeks. Traffic can continue to go northbound on Stadium Way to Tacoma Avenue. On Stadium Way from Division Avenue to the 705, crews are installing foundations for Link power poles and preparing to install more rail on Stadium Way. While the Division Ave. and Stadium Way intersection is closed, S. 4th Street will be open to two-way traffic between Broadway and Stadium Way.

At the Division Avenue and J Street intersection, crews are working on underground utilities and will install a temporary bypass near J Street and N. 3rd Street. Near Tacoma General Hospital, crews are installing utilities on the west side of Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 3rd St. to S. 5th St. 

In Hilltop, the contractor continues to install stormwater pipes as well as Link power poles on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 14th Street to S. 16th Street. 

Looking ahead to the week of Sept. 30, the contractor plans to start water line work on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from 11th Street to 6th Street and start stormwater work at the intersection of MLK Jr. Way and S. 16th Street. 

What

Construction and traffic restrictions on Stadium Way, Division Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, S. 8th Street, and S. 15th Street. 

When

Week of Sept. 23

Where

Stadium Way from Broadway to the 705 onramp -- southbound lane closure; use detours. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Broadway to the 705 onramp. Please follow detour routes on Broadway, St. Helens and Tacoma Avenue, and consider alternate routes to access downtown and/or the 705.  Stadium Way continues to be open northbound from the 705 to Tacoma Avenue, including left turns at S. 4th Street. Crews are installing foundations for Link power poles and removing pavement for track installation. On Stadium Way between Division Ave. and S. 4th St., crews will move rail into position on the west side of the street. This week, they plan to pour concrete in this section. Drivers going eastbound on S. 4th St. will not be able to turn right onto Stadium Way but will be able to turn left on Stadium Way to go up the hill.

Division Avenue and Stadium Way intersection – closed. The intersection at Division Ave. and Stadium Way will be closed on Sept. 23 for about four weeks for track installation. Traffic can continue to go northbound (up the hill) on Stadium Way to Broadway and Tacoma Avenue. While the Division Avenue and Stadium Way intersection is closed, S. 4th Street between Broadway and Stadium Way will be open to two-way traffic.

Division Avenue and J Street intersection – lane and street closure. Division Avenue is closed to westbound traffic at J St. N. J Street is closed at the Division Ave. intersection.  Crews are installing utilities underground. In addition, the contractor plans to install a temporary bypass pipe near N. 3rd St. and J St. The alley between N. J St. and K St. is closed to thru traffic at N. 3rd St. 

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 will be maintained on MLK Jr. Way. Access to the hospitals and medical centers remains open. This work is expected to take 8 weeks.

S. 8th Street from Martin Luther King Jr. Way to S. L Street – street closure. Crews will pave S. 8th St. and then move out of the area temporarily. They will return to S. 8th St. to do stormwater work near the roundabout at the intersection of S. 8th St. and L St. 

Martin Luther King Jr. Way between S. 14th to 16th Street – southbound lane closure.  The southbound lane of MLK Jr. Way is closed at S. 14th St. to S. 16th St. for stormwater work. In addition, crews continue building foundations for the Link power poles in this area. During non-working hours, MLK Jr. Way will be open to two-way traffic, and parking will be available. 

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  • 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 Stadium Way traffic impacts.