Utility work starts soon

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We're prepping to start light rail construction in the third quarter of 2018. In the meantime, the City of Tacoma will be working with contractors to relocate some street and underground utilities.

This work will involve relocating power poles, underground duct banks, conduit and pipes. All of the work will take place in the city right-of-way, but if a contractor needs to temporarily close access to your driveway, or temporarily shut off service, you'll be contacted in advance by the utility company conducting the work.

Here's a map of the project area:

Map of utilities work in Tacoma in preparation for construction of the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension.

Who's doing the work?

CenturyLink – Moving underground duct bank and conduit.

Puget Sound Energy – Relocating underground gas lines.

Tacoma Public Utilities (Power) – Moving power poles and installing new distribution lines overhead. Planned outages will require communication and coordination.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Todd D. Briner: (630) 800-9598

Puget Sound Energy
Amber Uhls: (253) 476-6137

Tacoma Public Utilities (Power)
Sonja Bert: (253) 502-8223 or sbert@cityoftacoma.org

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Delivering more Tacoma Link

Construction of Tacoma Link extension to the Hilltop neighborhood starts in third quarter of 2018. When the project is complete, light rail will extend another 2.4 miles, connecting riders to more popular destinations, major medical facilities and schools. Our project also includes an expansion of the Operations and Maintenance Facility located on East 25th Street to accommodate storage of five new light rail vehicles.

Here's our timeline for construction:

Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension timeline graphic.

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Our Community Outreach team is committed to keeping you informed and engaged, while minimizing impacts during construction. We regularly staff community events and hold project meetings, briefings and drop-in sessions. We also provide a 24-hour construction hotline and give you advance notice of construction work that may impact your neighborhood.

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