Crews clean up N. E Street in front of Stadium High School in preparation of opening the street today.
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Crews clean up N. E Street in front of Stadium High School in preparation of opening the street today.

Northbound lane on Stadium Way between Division Avenue and Tacoma Avenue opens on Sept 4 at 5 p.m.

Publish Date

The contractor will open the northbound lane on Stadium Way/N. E Street/N. 1st Street between Division Avenue and Tacoma Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. Crews are finishing the construction for this summer near Stadium High School. They will return to complete the remaining construction in front of Stadium High School next summer. Welcome back to school!   

In Hilltop, crews continue utility work at MLK Jr. Way and S. 8th St. and will move on S. 8th Street between the alley and S. L Street. In addition, crews continue to install a new water line as well as Link power poles on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from S. 14th Street to S. 16th Street. 

Looking ahead, the contractor will install underground utilities in front of Tacoma General Hospital beginning the week of Sept. 9. 

What

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

When

Week of Sept. 2

Where

Stadium Way between Division Avenue and N. Tacoma Avenue – northbound lane to open on Sept. 4. Crews are finishing the construction work for this summer in the N. 1st St./N. E Street closure near Stadium High School. They will open the northbound lane on Stadium Way from Division Avenue to Tacoma Avenue on Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. before the first day of school. The contractor will return to complete the remaining construction in front of Stadium High School next summer. The southbound lane on Stadium Way will continue to be closed from Broadway to Division Ave.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way and S. 8th Street intersection – northbound lane closure. Crews will install stormwater pipes and structures at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and S. 8th Street. The northbound lane of MLK Jr. Way will be closed from S. 9th St. to S. 7th Street. In addition, S. 8th Street will be closed on the west side of MLK Jr. Way from the alley to S. J Street. Please follow the detour on S. J Street. The work in this location is expected to take three to four weeks.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Way between S. 14th to 16th Street – southbound lane closure. The southbound lane of MLK Jr. Way will be closed at S. 14th St. to S. 16th St. for water line 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. 

Stadium Way from Division to 4th Street: southbound lane closure; use detours. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Division Avenue to the 4th Street. Crews will continue to install foundations for Link power poles and continue to remove pavement and prepare for track installation.

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 construction impacts in Tacoma around Stadium High School.