Rail welding on Stadium Way and multiple lane closures along the route during the week of April 29

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Crews will start welding rail and building the traction power substation on Stadium Way. Rail welding is a loud activity, and will occur during the daytime. Stadium Way is closed southbound from Broadway to the 705. Later this week, the contractor will continue stormwater work on North 1st Street in the Stadium District. Water line work will continue on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from South 5th Street to South 6th Avenue near Tacoma General Hospital, and from South 11th Street to Earnest Brazill Street in Hilltop. The contractor is doing stormwater work on East 25th Street near Sound Transit’s Operations and Maintenance Facility.

What

Construction and traffic closures on Stadium Way, North 1st Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and East 25th Street

When

Week of April 29

Where

Stadium Way from Broadway to the 705 on-ramp: southbound lane closure; use detours. Stadium Way is closed to southbound traffic from Broadway to the 705 onramp. Crews will start welding rail, cutting pavement and building a traction power substation on Stadium Way. Rail welding is a loud activity, and will take place during the day. Please follow the detours on St. Helens Avenue, Broadway and Tacoma Avenue. One-way traffic going north on Stadium Way is open. 

North 1st Street from Tacoma Avenue to Yakima Avenue – northbound lane closure. The contractor continues stormwater work on North 1st Street. The first phase will connect roof drains to the new stormwater system. After this work is completed, crews will work in the intersection of G Street and North 1st Street.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way from South 10th Street to South Earnest Brazill Street  – southbound lane closure. The contractor continues to work on underground utilities on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from South 11th Street to Earnest Braziil Street. MLK Jr. Way is closed to southbound traffic from South 10th Street to Earnest Brazill Street. Follow detours on M Street and J Street. In addition, South 11th Street is closed on the west side of MLK Jr. Way for about a half-block to the alley. After the contractor completes the water line from 11th Street to Earnest Brazill Street, they will continue the water line work on MLK Jr. Way going south one block at a time.

Martin Luther King Jr. Way from 5th Street to 6th Avenue – lane restrictions. Crews are installing a new waterline on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from Division Avenue to 6th Avenue, and currently are working in the section from 5th Street to 6th Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 5th Street will remain open. Access to the hospitals, medical centers and emergency department continues to be open.

East 25th Street from McKinley Avenue E to East J Street – street closure. East 25th Street is closed to thru traffic from McKinley Avenue to J Street. Please follow detour routes on G Street and K Street. The contractor is working on underground utilities near Sound Transit’s Operations and Maintenance Facility in the Dome District. 

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.
  • 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.

Contact us

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

Map of Stadium Way construction.

 

Map of Stadium District construction.

 

The Old City Hall is seen in the background behind a set of link rails for installation.

 

Link rails await installation on Stadium Way.