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South 48th and Tacoma Mall Blvd.


South 48th and Tacoma Mall Blvd. is one of the busiest intersections in Tacoma and the road is severely deteriorated. It currently consists of ten to 12-foot wide asphalt travel lanes, and five-foot wide concrete sidewalks on all sides. Accessibility is impaired due to the absence of curb ramps on all corners.


The City will perform a grind and overlay (HMA) across the intersection extending approximately 150 feet in the north, south, and east legs, and approximately 320 feet on the west leg (to within the vicinity of the Pierce Transit bus stop). Pedestrian and ADA upgrades will be constructed at this intersection. The project will also involve minor storm improvements.

Project Update

Construction started July 14, 2016. Contractor, Puget Paving & Construction, Inc., is working on installing electrical components on all four corners of S. 48th and Tacoma Mall Blvd. Work will continue through October 21, 2016.


The week of September 19th Contractor will stripe the intersection and raise the utilities in the roadway on South 48th St and Tacoma Mall Blvd.


Project Funding Update


Source Amount
Federal Funds $750,000
City Funds


Total $885,000


Questions and Comments

The City of Tacoma is managing the project. Contact Darius Thompson with questions at (253) 573-2410 or by email.