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Prairie Line Trail Phase 2

Project Overview

This project will complete an important link in Tacoma’s non-motorized system, connecting the waterfront to downtown with multiple city and regional trails.  Traversing the steep hills of Tacoma is a challenge. The gentle grade of this former rail corridor provides an easier walking and cycling alternative.  Construction of this multi-use path includes wayfinding, lighting, stormwater improvements, landscaping, public art, and amenities.  The second and final phase of the project is located along the former BNSF rail line running between South 21st Street and South 25th Street.  

 

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Project Description

Phase II of the Prairie Line Trail will construct a multi-use trail varying from 11 to 14 feet wide between South 21st Street and South 25th Street along the former BNSF right of way on what is also referred to as “Hood Street”. The project will incorporate a hardscape path, lighting, amenities, signage, and plantings.

The trail will be a maximum of 14 feet wide between South 21st Street and South 25th Street.
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Outreach and Public Involvement

 

 

Design

Two public open houses were held during design. 

  • On May 20, 2015 a public open house for the Prairie Line Trail - Phase II was held at the Jane Russell Commons Room on the University of Washington - Tacoma campus.
  • A second Open House to present the 90% design was held on September 15, 2015 at the Jane Russell Commons Room on the University of Washington - Tacoma campus.

Construction Updates

With construction funding now available, the project is anticipated to advertise late 2022 with construction to begin first quarter 2023.

Construction Funding

Source Amount
City of Tacoma       $3,502,222
FHWA STP Grant $5,622,500
Total $9,124,722

 

Schedule

Item Estimated Completion Date
Construction Start 1st Quarter 2023
Estimated Construction Completion December 2023

 

Be Informed, Get Involved

You can contact City Project Manager Darius Thompson (253) 573-2410, or by e-mail with questions, concerns or comments.