- March 2010
- Members of the City Council
City of Tacoma, Washington
Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Loans
Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) recently provided a loan to Hughes Group, LLC to assist with the acquisition of a building located on South 37th & Lawrence. The total project is just over $1.2 million and is also funded by the City’s partner, Grow America Fund, through an SBA 7(a) loan. Hughes Group is a logistics company providing facility management with the majority of its business generated from military contracts. The company is relocating from Lakewood and expects to create about 15 new jobs. Hughes Group was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as the 7th fastest-growing minority-owned business in Washington State in 2008.
The remodeling/expansion of Stadium Thriftway also affects the existing coffee shop owned and operated by Denny Faker just within the front door of the building. With the assistance of TCRA financing, an addition will be constructed on the north of the building to accommodate the newly named North Slope Coffee House. Soon you’ll be able to sit down and relax with your espresso before, during, or after your shopping experience. For more information on the project, please contact Genal Gavaldon at 253-591-5213 or via email at email@example.com.
Spaceworks Tacoma is a partnership between the City of Tacoma, Chamber of Commerce and Shunpike that seeks to activate vacant storefronts with creative use. To date Colliers International and Ruby Chambers have agreed to participate in the pilot project by providing empty space rent free that we will program with art installations, creative enterprise, artist-in residences (practice space, not living), and pop-up events. We have had coverage on King 5 television, in The News Tribune, and in the Tacoma Weekly so far. Applications for projects are available and due on May 7 to be considered for a June spot. For more information check out the website at www.spaceworkstacoma.com. Representatives from the partner organizations and from the community will select the projects to be implemented.
Artscapes, a project of Spaceworks Tacoma, is seeking artists to create static installations in empty windows and to create temporary public art and performance-based art at Tollefson Plaza. Deadline for submissions is May 17, 2010. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of arts commissioners, arts professionals, and business owners. For more information, please contact Arts Administrator Amy McBride, 253-591-5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Based Mural Program
As part of the Safe and Clean team Reduction of Graffiti through Community Based Art, we are launching a program that will train artists to become mural artists with a specialty of working with community. Neighborhoods within Community Based Services areas will be targeted initially. Community groups are invited to apply to receive a mural that will be completed as part of this training program. Part of the application process is identifying a wall that is heavily vandalized, showing community support and participation, and getting permission from the property owner to be considered. We will select up to five locations to start. An application for teaching artists and apprentice mural artists will be available soon. For more information, please contact Arts Administrator Amy McBride, 253-591-5192 or email@example.com.
TacomaArt&Culture Channel on Click!
A call for artists is available inviting submissions of art in all disciplines that can be viewed or heard on the TacomaArt&Culture channel on Click! This partnership with Click! provides excellent exposure to the arts and culture of our region and is a great opportunity for artists to get recognition. For more information, please contact Arts Administrator Amy McBride, 253-591-5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Arts Program
It is the fifth year of the National Arts Program that invites employees and their families to submit artwork for display in TMB and TPU and be eligible for cash awards. Applications are available and the deadline is May 24th. The exhibit will be up June 7 – September 23.
For more information, please contact Arts Administrator Amy McBride, 253-591-5192 or email@example.com.
Residential Street Maintenance Update
Streets and Grounds crews have completed a total of 19 blocks of 2 inch wear course overlays. In addition, 22 ADA curb ramps have been constructed. Crews are preparing additional blocks for the application of a wear course overlay in the West End Neighborhood District. The residential program hopes to accomplish some 90 to 100 blocks of overlays in 2010. Current production exceeds 2009 production for the same time period and is ahead of planned schedule. Costs are in line with our projected baseline cost for 2010. For more information about this program, please contact Tim Delong at 573-2413 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadway Structural Walk
RL Alia will finish construction on the structural sidewalk at the two properties on Market Street by the end of March. The rehabilitation of the structural sidewalk at the Winthrop began on February 22. Most of the work at the Winthrop involves strengthening the existing structure which will not require the sidewalk to be removed. Work on the structural sidewalk adjacent to the Bostwick Building (Tulleys) on St Helens started on March 22 and should be completed by the end of May. The project is on budget and schedule. For more information about this project, please contact Tom Rutherford at 591-5767 or at email@example.com.
Local Improvement District (LID) Update
LID 8644 – Alley paving at five locations in North and Upper Tacoma.
The alley between North 28th Street and North 29th Street from Starr Street easterly approximately 256 feet,
The alley between North 8th Street and North 9th Street from Adams Street to Proctor Street,
The alley between ‘L’ Street and ‘M’ Street from South 17th Street to South 19th Street,
The alley between Sheridan Avenue and Cushman Avenue from South 25th Street to South 28th Street, and
The alley between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and ‘L’ Street from South 25th Street to South 28th Street.
LID 8644 is currently advertising for bids. The bid opening is on April 6th.
LID 8651 – Street paving at four locations in North and South Tacoma.
North 29th Street from Proctor Street to Monroe Street,
North 28th Street from Union Avenue to Washington Street,
Verde Street from North 36th Street to North 37th Street, and
South 94th Street from Alaska Street west to the dead end.
The property owner requests for additional work have been incorporated in the construction plans. The construction plans are being finalized and are currently 90% complete, the specifications and bid book are being prepared, and the department intends to bid the project by the end of April. This LID project is within budget and on schedule.
LID 3967 – Sanitary Sewers for the Point Ruston development.
City Council on March 9, 2009, adopted Resolution 37992 setting April 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. as the date for the formation hearing.
LID 6978 – Ornamental Streetlighting.
The total project costs and the final assessments have been determined. The final assessment roll, final project cost summary, index of publication and Public Works Director’s certification of costs is being routed to the City Clerk’s office for scheduling of the hearing on the final costs and assessments. The project was estimated at $472,857.15 the final project costs are $459,055.12, with the project being under budget by 2.9%.
For additional information about these projects, please contact Ralph Rodriguez at 591-5522 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-Year Transportation Program Annual Update
City Council adopted Ordinance 27864 adopting the Six-Year Comprehensive Transportation Program for amended year 2009 and 2010-2015. The Transportation Program lists planned transportation projects for the next six years and includes roadways, bridges, non-motorized facilities, sidewalks and other capital related transportation projects. For more information about this project, please contact Jennifer Kammerzell at 591-5511 or http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?nid=910.
The Cross-Functional Team has been meeting with project managers to review how Complete Streets is being addressed in each project. Projects include Murray Morgan Bridge, Point Ruston, and Puyallup River Bridge. The Team will continue to review current and proposed projects. If you have any questions, please contact Elliott Barnett at 591-5389 or Elliott.email@example.com.
Center for Urban Waters Nears Completion
Turner Construction starting installing the site paving and landscaping during February. The project is scheduled to be substantially complete in late March. The project is currently on budget and on schedule. Additional information on the project and a live video link that shows the construction work in progress can be viewed on the City’s project web site at www.cityoftacoma.org/urbanwaters. For more information on the project, please contact Karen Bartlett at 502-2257 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design Firm Developing Signage System for Municipal Complex
Facilities Management is working with Studio SC, a graphics design firm, to develop a new signage system for the Municipal Complex that will meet current ADA/code requirements, enhance customer wayfinding, and provide an identity consistent with the historic nature of the complex. Studio SC has completed the message phase of the Design Intent Documents. Final Design Intent Documents is scheduled for completion by the end of March. For more information on the project, please contact Josh Clarke at 591-5395 or at email@example.com.
Metro Parks Transfer
On October 27, 2009, the City Council approved the execution of two quit claim deeds finalizing the conveyance of 22 City-owned parks and associated City parcels to Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT), as contemplated in the November 2008 inter-local agreement. The City is working with MPT on the details of the first quit claim deed which includes the transfer of 19 parks. Public Works is finalizing the second quit claim deed for the remaining 3 parks and will complete the first draft of the deed in first quarter of 2010. Public Works is also finalizing a capital assessment of the Ruston Way Right-of-Way collection of properties and Point Defiance in preparation for Policy Team review. Staff from both the City and MPT will brief the status of the transfer to the Policy Team in March 4, 2010. Project is on schedule. For more information on this, please contact Jeff Jenkins at 591-5508 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Conor McCarthy at 591-5320 or via email at email@example.com.
Hylebos Bridge Rehabilitation Update
The contract awarded to Quigg Bros., Inc. to rehabilitate the bridge involves replacing both approaches, repairing damaged mechanical components, installing a new electrical system and controls, replacing the bridge deck, and painting the bascule spans. The east and west span of the bridge has been painted. The temporary work trestle at the east and west has been constructed. Pier 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 are constructed. All Girders are delivered and set in place. Stops and diaphragms are poured. Bridge finger piles are pulled. Concrete is poured in the reducer column at Pier 4 and 5. Permits (HPA, NEPA and USCG) are updated. All man-made debris on the waterway, within the right-of-way, is removed. The east and west side decks and the approach slab are poured and cured. The contract to conduct a study to upgrade the live load rating of the Hylebos Bridge was awarded to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE). The EIR, electrical sub-Contractor, started placing the conduit in the barrier. INCA Engineering conducted a Trunions and Racks for alignment and fit survey. The project is currently on budget and scheduled for completion in October 2011. For more information on the project, please contact Said Seddiki at 591-5204 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
East 34th Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project
The East 34th St. Bridge rehabilitation project was awarded to MidMountain Contractors in June of 2009. The bridge is located near Stanley and Seaforts and crosses SR-7. The project will rehabilitate this bridge by repairing cracks and spalls in the concrete, providing new streetlights, guardrails and a new deck overlay. The project is completed and was opened to traffic on February 27, 2010. For more information about this program, please contact Dan Soderlind at 591-5263 or at email@example.com.
Murray Morgan Bridge Update
The City received the first payment from the State ($5,043,000) resulting from the Turnback Agreement for the rehabilitation of the bridge. The RFQ for the design-build contractor for the bridge will be issued the week of March 1. The wire rope replacement project being conducted by WSDOT began February 1, 2010. The bridge will be closed to all traffic for 6 to 7 weeks at which time it will reopen for pedestrian traffic. Once the cable replacement project is complete, the City will be responsible for operation of the bridge. For more information about this project, please contact Tom Rutherford at 591-5767 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foss Waterway North Moorage Float Phase 2
The City has received a grant to construct a float to service boats 26’ and larger on the Foss Waterway. The project is currently on schedule and budget. For more information about this project, please contact Tom Rutherford at 591-5767 or at email@example.com.
Contract Award for TMB Complex Roof Anchor Project
Public Works has awarded a contract to Alpenglow Construction to install a roof anchor system on the Tacoma Municipal Complex. These anchors will support rope descent systems for window washing as well as suspended scaffolding for exterior façade maintenance and will allow contractors to safely descend the outside of the building in accordance with OSHA and WISHA regulations. To install the anchors, the contractor must drill holes in most of the various roof and roof/patio sections of the complex. To minimize disruption to building occupants, the contractor is restricted to working between 5pm and 5am on weekdays and 9am to 9pm on weekends. Public Works will work with the needs of the building occupants as much as possible and will provide a detailed construction schedule once the contractor has completed the contract documents. For more information on this project, contact Tom Rutherford at 591-5767 or firstname.lastname@example.org , or Justin Davis at 591-5449 or email@example.com .
Puyallup River Bridge Update
The Puyallup River Bridge design has begun and is scheduled to be completed in December of 2010. The project will replace 800 ft. of the existing 2,500 ft. long bridge. The bridge spans from Portland Ave. and extends into the City of Fife. The construction phase of the project is not funded so a construction schedule is not available at this time. Tacoma is aggressively seeking construction funds for this bridge replacement project. The project was awarded $5.0 million in Federal funds during the last grant process with the Puget Sound Regional Council. Tacoma was approved by the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB) as a FMSIB project. FMSIB will actively seek additional grant funds for this project. A TIGER grant was submitted for this project, but not approved for funds. The Preliminary Engineering phase of the project is 35% complete. The construction phase is not fully funded. Once the construction phase is funded a project schedule will be developed. For more information about this project, please contact Dan Soderlind at 591-5263 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaska Street Improvements Scheduled (S. 72nd to S. 56th)
The City received a grant from Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) to construct improvements on Alaska Street from S. 72nd to S. 56th. Survey has been completed and Design is underway. The overall project is on schedule. This project will improve the mobility and safety for bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists by widening the roadway, adding turn lanes at both ends of the project and incorporating "Complete Streets" concepts as much as possible. Other benefits include the completion of ADA accessible facilities and the collection and treatment of storm water that currently drains into Wapato Lake. A Geotechnical study by GeoEngineers will begin later this month. The project is scheduled for advertisement near the end of this year and construction beginning in the spring of 2011. For more information about this project, please contact Kim Scattarella at 594-7882 or at email@example.com.
South Tyler St. Arterial Project Approved by City Council
Contract award for construction of this project has been approved by City Council on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. Subsequently there will be time for transfer of permits and other contractor submittals, etc. If all goes well, we anticipate that the work will start on Monday, April 5, 2010. This project is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Transportation Improvement Board (TIB). We are preparing for on-going construction engineering support. This project is on schedule and within budget. For more information about this project, please contact Raymond van der Roest at 591-5945 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stadium Way Arterial Project in Design Phase
This project is in the early stages of design, extending from Commerce and 9th St. to N. 1st St. and Tacoma Ave. A Geotechnical Study and Design is underway by GeoDesign Inc. A Structural analysis of the 1920’s retaining wall at Schuster Parkway will be done by KPFF, in collaboration with GeoDesign, and either a repair to the wall or a new wall will be designed, depending on study findings and feasibilities. We will collaborate with these companies and perform the civil design, incorporating the “Complete Streets” concepts as much as possible. Base drawings and topography are being drafted. This project is on schedule and within budget. For more information about this project, please contact Raymond van der Roest at 591-5945 or at email@example.com.
Central Treatment Plant – DAFT Co-Thickening Modifications
This Optimization Project utilizes existing infrastructure to provide for DAFT (Dissolved Air Floatation Thickening) co-thickening of both primary and secondary solids. This will reduce chemical costs, increase the effective volume of the digesters for future loadings and improve secondary treatment performance. The submittals are approximately 80% complete. Currently, the project is on schedule and within budget; however, there is a low level of concern that a long lead time for specialized equipment may impact both. It was recently determined that a specialized pump was needed to meet performance criteria. All involved are working together to minimize the impact. For more information and questions about this project, please contact Pamela Randolph at 502-2155 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Projects Update
Through 2006 and 2007, approximately 185 projects were identified as part of the Neighborhood Council One Time Money Program, the annual Innovative Grant Program, and the Community and Economic Development Business District Program. These projects, at an estimated value of $2 million, are designed and administered through the Public Works Engineering Division. To date, more than 99% of these projects have been completed. All remaining projects are either under construction or in the final phase of design. Current status is as follows:
• Active Projects
o Bulbouts: 6th Ave, Central Area, and No. 21st Street, North End – Pre-Construction Phase. Construction to begin in April 2010.
o Sidewalks: So. 12th Street, West End, and Browns Pt. Blvd, NE Tacoma – Under Construction.
o Pedestrian Crossings/Islands/Flashing Beacons, Pacific Ave. (2 Crossings), South End - Pre-construction phase. Construction to begin later this month.
o Speed Humps (8), Various Locations – Pre-Construction Phase.
o Planter Islands, Wright Park, New Tacoma - In Design.
• Completed Projects in 2009/2010
o Stamped and Colored Concrete Crosswalks, ADA Sidewalk Improvements, Proctor and Fern Hill Business Districts – January 2010
o Gateway Signage, Stadium Business District - June 2009
o Vehicle Activated Traffic Sign, West End, St. Mark's Church/School Zone - May 2009
o Pedestrian Crossing/Flashing Beacon, Ailings Park, South End - September 2009
o Sidewalks and Off-Street Parking, Junett St., 6th Ave Business District - February 2009
o Mason Plaza, North End - February 2009
o Hazardous Sidewalk Replacement, 6th Ave. Business District - March 2009
o Banner Poles, West End - February 2009
o Guardrail, Browns Pt. Blvd., NE Tacoma - October 2009
The 2008 and 2009 Innovative Grants are also being implemented, with 24 of the 71 projects complete. The 2010 Innovative Grants have been advertised for projects. For more information about this program, please contact Mark D'Andrea at 591-5518 or at email@example.com.
Update on Construction of ADA Upgrades in City Owned Facilities
Physical barriers exist at City facilities that limit the accessibility of its programs, activities, and services to individuals with disabilities. These barriers have been documented in the City's ADA Self Evaluation Plan, and subsequently prioritized in the City's ADA Facility Transition Plan. Based on this information, and in accordance with federal law, the City is designing and constructing, over a four year period, the internal and external upgrades necessary to bring approximately 60 City facilities into compliance with current ADA code. AustinCina Architects has been contracted to provide building design services for the internal upgrades and is currently completing the designs for the 18 facilities to be retrofitted over this next year. BPCI Construction Inc., under Specification Number PW-09-0396F, will construct these internal upgrades. Accessibility upgrades external to the buildings (site upgrades) will be designed by AHBL Inc. and constructed using the standard bid and award process. Both the internal and external upgrades for the first 18 facilities are expected to be in place by August 2010. The remaining facilities will be addressed in their prioritized order, with construction expected to continue through 2012.
The first package of internal upgrades is under construction and includes work at TACID, Pt. Defiance/Ruston Senior Center, and Lighthouse Senior Center. This work is approximately 95% complete and is on schedule and budget. Construction is beginning on the second package which includes work at Moore, Main, and Wheelock Libraries, and the Tacoma Learning Center. Additional facilities may be added to Package 2.
The first package of external upgrades (sidewalks, curb ramps, parking areas, striping, etc.) at 7 of the 18 facilities is at 90% design and will advertise for construction in the spring. External upgrades to TACID (advertised as a single contract late in ’09) are complete.
For more information about this program, please contact Mark D'Andrea at 591-5518 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Puget Sound Local Haul Truck Diesel Retrofit Program
The Puget Sound Local Haul Truck Diesel Retrofit Program involves replacing approximately 150 older (pre-1994) polluting diesel trucks with newer trucks that serve the manufacturing/industrial centers in the region, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, rail delivery services, and other local destinations. These trucks will be retrofit with emission reduction equipment and global positioning systems (GPS). The emission reduction equipment will directly reduce harmful air pollutants from the truck engines by 50-85%, including fine particulates (PM 2.5) and toxic diesel particulate matter. The GPS equipment will reduce truck queuing, travel delay, congestion and the air pollution associated with those activities. Over the life of this project, it is estimated that up to 86 tons of particulate matter and 57,000 tons of greenhouse gases will have been removed from the environment, while realizing a fuel savings of up to 5.6 million gallons.
This project was approved in the Puget Sound Regional Council’s 2010-2013 Transportation Improvement Plan (TAC-82) with a grant of $2,500,000 from the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). These funds, administered through the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration, was awarded to the City with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) as the co-sponsor. This project is part of a larger multi-phased $5 million Seaport Truck Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in Puget Sound (ScRAPS) truck upgrade program with multiple funding partners including the Port of Seattle, the Agency, and the Washington State Department of Ecology. The first phase of the program began in fall 2009 and involves the Port of Seattle and its surrounding communities. Phase II will focus primarily on the Port of Tacoma.
The City is currently in contract negotiations with PSCAA for efforts associated with Phase II, finalizing environmental and contract documentation for submission to WSDOT, and discussing trucker outreach efforts with the Port of Tacoma.
For more information about this program, please contact Mark D'Andrea at 591-5518 or at email@example.com.
Early Stages of Waste Characterization Project Underway
Solid Waste Management is in the early stages of a project to identify the composition of wastes disposed by its residential and commercial customers. The data will be useful for refining existing recycling programs, developing marketing plans for increased recycling and planning new diversion programs. Data will be gathered and analyzed for all residential and commercial wastes disposed. This includes the wastes collected by Tacoma crews and the self haul wastes brought to the landfill. The characterization project will have separate “sorts” of the garbage a minimum of three different times of the year. The first of the three sorts has been completed in October and a preliminary report on the data from the first sort has been provided by the contractor. It is anticipated that the remaining sorts and the final report will be completed in 2010. For more information about this program, please contact Gary Kato at 593-7713 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final Design Stage for Landfill Administration and Shop Remodel Project
The Landfill Administration and Shop Remodel (LASR) project is in the final stages of design. The project is projected to be certified as a LEED Silver project. The project will provide a new office structure adjacent to the existing administration building and totally remodel the existing structure into a larger employee break and locker facility. When completed, there will be larger and updated locker and break facilities for the employees, an improved working area for Fleet Services to work on SWM vehicles and enough office space for all of the Solid Waste Management office staff. The last remodel was completed before the implementation of recycling/diversion programs and long haul transportation of solid wastes, which has increased the employee counts in nearly every area of the Division. The design for the project is scheduled to be complete in April 2010, with construction occurring summer 2010 through the end of 2011. For more information about this program, please contact Terry Forslund at 502-2298 or at email@example.com.
Solid Waste Management Recovery and Transfer Station Upgrade Update
Solid Waste Management is in the process of upgrading its waste and recycling transfer facilities. The main goals of the project are to: improve operational efficiency, increase the ability to recycle and divert wastes, reduce operation and maintenance costs, improve health and safety for customers and employees, meet current municipal solid waste transfer facility design standards and regulations and provide operational flexibility to meet future operational needs and future regulations. The project is projected to achieve a LEED Silver rating. The project will advertise for bids in March with construction beginning in the summer 2010. The construction is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2011. For more information about this program, please contact Lewis Griffith at 573-2420 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultant Hired for Parking Plans on Fife Street from South 8th Street to North 8th Street
We have hired a consultant to finish the parking plans for Fife Street along with plans for adding parking on Anderson, Oakes, and Cedar Streets along 6th Avenue. We are still in the preliminary design stage for these streets, which will include new curb and gutter, new roadway surface, new angle parking, upgrading the wheelchair ramps, adding two new catch basins, and replacing the water main. This project is a combination of the 6th Avenue Parking project and the Pothole project. This project is projected to advertise sometime this spring and start construction this summer. For more information, about this project, please contact Jason Turner at 591-5028 or at email@example.com.
Titlow Beach Seawall Repair
The current seawall at Titlow Beach is in need of repair. Parametrix, Inc. was hired to complete a design for a new 5-foot high sheet-pile wall that will go in front of the current wall to stabilize the existing wall. The project is in the 90% design phase and will be ready for advertisement this spring. For more information about this project, please contact Jason Turner at 591-5028 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North 26th ADA Ramps
This project is at the intersections of Orchard St., Mason St., Madison St., and Mullen St. Currently, the design is 60% completed. We are currently designing new ADA ramps for each one of the intersections. For more information about this project, please contact Jason Turner at 591-5028 or at email@example.com.
Link Light Rail Platform Station at South 11th Street
The Link Light Rail Platform Station is currently under design. We have hired KPFF to prepare the plans and specifications needed to build the new stations. For more information about this project, please contact Dan Seabrands at 591-5150 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanitary Sewer Reroute – South Cedar Street from Center Street to 1200 South
This project requires abandoning approx. 1,150 linear feet of 24-inch diameter sanitary sewer pipe from 1902 and rerouting the flow through an 8-inch diameter pipe approx. 750 linear feet in S. Cedar St. This project is open cut construction and requires road restoration. This project is in the final design phase and scheduled for advertisement in April 2010. For more information about this project, please contact Olivia Kee at 502-2285 or at email@example.com .
Sanitary Sewer Reroute – South Tacoma Way (S. 66th St. to S. 72nd St.) & Sanitary Sewer Extension – S. 38th St. (Yakima Avenue to Park Avenue)
This project consists of two open-cut construction sites and is in the preliminary design phase. It is scheduled for construction in Summer 2010. 1) South Tacoma Way (S. 66th St. to S. 72nd St.) - Constructing approx. 1,900 LF of new 8-inch sanitary sewer main in City right-of-way to replace abandoning approx. 1,800 LF in BNSF right-of-way. In addition, private side sewers will be reconnected to the new sanitary main in South Tacoma Way. 2) S. 38th St. (Yakima Ave to Park Ave) - Constructing approx. 120 LF of new 8-inch sanitary sewer main in City right-of-way. For more information about this project, please contact Olivia Kee at 502-2285 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2009 Annual Sanitary Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Rehabilitation Project Construction to Begin
This contract shall generally consist of rehabilitating approx. 34,000 linear feet of 8-inch through 21-inch diameter sanitary sewer pipes, using the trenchless method, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) cured by heat or ultraviolet light, at various locations throughout the City. Construction is scheduled to begin March 2010 with completion in Summer 2010. For more information, about this project, please contact Christa Lee at 502-2256 or at email@example.com .
Wastewater – Basin C19-1 and Surface Water – South M Street from South 50th to South 56th Streets Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Rehabilitation Project to Begin this Summer
This contract shall generally consist of rehabilitating approx. 45,000 linear feet of 8-inch through 18-inch sanitary sewer pipes and approx. 2,300 linear feet of 10-inch through 21-inch diameter storm sewer pipes through the trenchless method, cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) cured by heat or ultraviolet light, at various locations throughout the City. The sanitary mains are located in sanitary sewer basin C19-1 (generally located between Adams to Steele from South 40th to South 64th Streets). The storm sewer mains are located on South M Street from South 50th to South 56th Streets. Construction is scheduled to begin May 2010 with completion in Fall 2010. For more information, about this project, please contact Christa Lee at 502-2256 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Eductor Decant Facility Project Design Phase Underway
Environmental Services Maintenance performs street sweeping and sewer cleaning operations that result in the collection of saturated waste that needs to be dried (decant) prior to disposal. The waste is collected through the use of street sweeping equipment and sewer cleaning equipment (educator). The Eductor Decant Facility project will construct five (5) decant bays along with a steel canopy structure that will allow for the Maintenance Division to manage the waste generated from their daily operations. Design of the facility is currently underway with construction scheduled for fall 2010. For more information about this project please contact Calvin Taylor at 591-7711 or at email@example.com.
City Reviewing Bids for Chehalis Line Improvements
This project will upgrade three trestles, three crossings, and conduct select tie replacement along the Chehalis leg of the Tacoma Rail Mountain Division Track. Bids were opened on March 2, 2010, and the City is currently conducting a review of the bids. For more information, about this project, please contact Chris Storey at 573-2484 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Puyallup River Trestle Project
This project will upgrade the Puyallup River Trestle in Tacoma. The first phase of the work involving repairs to the steel structure of the bridge will be completed by the end of March. The second phase involving replacement of wooden structural elements will be completed throughout the rest of 2010. For more information, about this project, please contact Chris Storey at 573-2484 or at email@example.com .
Portland Avenue Overlay
Portland Avenue from E. 38th Street to E. 56th St. will be provided with an asphalt overlay. The overlay will improve the surface condition of the street. Spot locations will be improved throughout the project with new ADA ramps, sidewalks, curb & gutter, and driveways to meet current ADA standards. The project will be advertised this spring and construction will follow in the summer of 2010. For more information about this project, please contact Dan Soderlind at 591-5263 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.