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Port of Tacoma Road Update - July 1 - July 10

Port of Tacoma Road Update - July 1 - July 10

Full Road Closure Expected to Begin July 1


All lanes of Port of Tacoma Road are expected to close Wednesday, July 1, between Lincoln Avenue and Washington United Terminals' gate.


Access to Washington United Terminals (WUT) will not be impacted.


The full road closure of this section is expected to last up to six weeks while U.S. Oil removes contaminated material and the City paves the road with concrete.


Traffic will be detoured around the road closure on Lincoln Avenue to Thorne Road and Maxwell Way. Local access will be provided between Maxwell Way and the Washington United Terminals' gate.


Trucks exiting WUT will take a right turn out of the terminal and follow the detour route.


Construction Schedule for July 1 to 10


Contractor crews expect to complete driveway, curb and gutter work along Port of Tacoma Road between Marshall Avenue and Lincoln Avenue by July 7. Expect one-lane closures on the road in the outbound lane.


The contractor expects to begin removing pavement July 8 on the east side of Port of Tacoma Road between Marshall Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. Expect traffic to be reduced to one lane in each direction along this section of the road.


It will be especially important for truck drivers to follow the detour routes once pavement removal work begins.


Full Road Closure Begins Today


The full road closure of a section of Port of Tacoma Road between Lincoln Avenue and the Washington United Terminals’ gate begins today.


Husky Trucks Should Use Milwaukee Way Route


Husky trucks should follow the detour along North Frontage Road to Milwaukee Way as their main route to the East 11th Street Staging Area. See the suggested route on page 2 of the flyer posted on the main construction page.


The Overflow Staging Area will be used on an as-needed basis, and the lanes may shift depending on the needs of Husky Terminal and Olympic Container Terminal (OCT). Follow the signs to make sure you are staging in the right lane.