Thursday, December 01, 2011
The City wants to develop a plan complementing the needs of current residents, businesses and property owners with the need to accommodate 60,000 new jobs and 70,000 more people by 2030. The south downtown area is expected to handle significant growth as up to 30 million more square feet of development could be developed.
Under this project, the City is evaluating the area bounded by South 15th Street, East D Street, I-5 and Yakima Avenue. This includes major facilities like UW Tacoma, Foss Waterway, Tacoma Dome, and Brewery District.
For more information on the project and learn how to contribute, please stop by the Carwein Auditorium on the UW Tacoma campus from 4PM-7PM, today, December 1st or contact Chelsea Levy with the City of Tacoma at email@example.com.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
As November zips by we are already at this month's Third Thursday Artwalk. However, with this being Art at Work Month there are a few more things on the calendar for this evening. In addition to all the great venues available by foot or the Art Bus, there are a couple of items off the beaten path that jumped out:
- Final lecture/discussion of the Conversations RE: Tacoma series is titled "Uncovering Tacoma's Authenticity: What's the Draw?" Sponsored by the AIA, it promises to discuss how we can create a vision for Tacoma's future and sustain it. For more info, please visit the Conversations website. ($10, 6PM, Museum of Glass)
- Madera Architectural Studio is hosting their annual small works show. While the MAE collection of local artisians is typically focused on building components and home furnishings, this show highlights scaled down works that are a bit more portable - and affordable. For more info, please visit MAE's website. (Free, 5-8PM, 2210 Court A)
Friday, November 11, 2011
The best resource I've seen for parking holidays is located on the side of the paystations themselves or on the City's parking website here. Scroll down to General Information for the holidays.
Regardless, have a good holiday and remember to appreciate the veterans and active duty service members in our community. A list of events can be found here.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
If you can't access the form, please contact me at this link or simply answer the questions below:
1) Regarding vehicular wayfinding, what are your your top three priorities for destinations in each area:
a) Downtown Core
b) Downtown Theater District
c) Downtown UWT
d) Foss Waterway
e) Stadium District
f) Hilltop District
g) Dome District
2) Regarding pedestrian maps, what key locations should be identified on a kiosk at each of the following locations:
a) Pacific Avenue & South 9th Street (SW corner)
b) Pacific Avenue & South 12th Street (West side)
c) Pacific Avenue & South 17th Street (NW corner)
3) Any additional input for future phases of wayfinding in Tacoma?
Once you've got some answers, please send them to Sue O'Neill at the City, Patricia Lecy-Davis at Go Local, and/or David Schroedel at the BIA/Chamber. If you're feeling extra daring, you could share your thoughts with the world by posting them below. If you are trying to figure out what this is about, please visit our prior post on the subject.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Before the Prairie Line Trail followed Hood Street as it does today, it was the western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad's transcontinental line (beating out other notable northwest cities). Today the City is discussing how to best retain this piece of history while integrating it with modern uses (previously discussed here). In addition, the City is looking at ways to build a non-motorized trail connecting the Water Ditch Trail through south downtown to and onto the Thea Foss Waterway.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Next Wednesday, November 9th, the City of Tacoma, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, and Go Local will co-host a wayfinding open house from 5 to 6PM at the Chamber's offices (950 Pacific Avenue, 3rd Flr, 98402). If you stop by any time during the open house, you can see current designs and provide feedback on visitor destinations and information for wayfinding signage and kiosks.
If you're curious about wayfinding, with a feeling that we've talked about this before, you'd be right. While the conversation certainly goes beyond the life of this blog (& blogs in general) a quick primer on wayfinding within the BIA can be found in this post from over five years ago.
Focusing on helping people not familiar with downtown and Tacoma in general, what destinations do you send visitors to? How do you give people directions to get there? How do we better connect destinations, not only with signage, but also with design and infrastructure? These are all big questions that allow us to attract and serve visitors better and deserve an appropriate level of thinking.
What: Wayfinding Open House
Where: Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, 950 Pacific Avenue 98402, 3rd Flr
When: November 9, anytime 5-6PM
Why: Gain feedback on key visitor destinations/information for wayfinding signage & kiosks.
More: www.cityoftacoma.org/pacave or Sue O'Neill at 591-5789 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
In the meantime, there will be some minor work for a couple more weeks as the construction team works to address a newly discovered underground oil tank at the corner of South 9th and Market. This should be wrapped up by November 18th.
Finally, there is the issue of Court C. Part of this project involved reversing direction on Court C between 9th and 11th from one way southbound to one way northbound. This is currently scheduled to occur on November 8th and 9th. Please be aware of traffic that may be going in the wrong direction in the weeks following. (I still see people going the wrong way on the 700 block of St. Helens.)
Friday, October 28, 2011
The walking series, in which walkers met Fridays at noon, has seen nearly 200 people at its first four walks. Each walk follows one of the walking maps created by DOTG in 2010. The walks encourage downtown employees, residents and visitors to get out, get active and become more aware of walkable distances.
The maps are available at no cost at DOTG (950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300), many downtown businesses, or by contacting Kristina Walker, DOTG Manager, at 682-1739 or email@example.com.
As mentioned in the Weekly Volcano.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
After today, the Broadway Farmer's Market will likely reopen in a little over 6 months. This means that now is the time to stock up on all that fall produce. For more on the Broadway Market, please visit their website.
Monday, October 24, 2011
This means the big picture questions have been answered, unless there has been a major oversight. The next stage of the project is to refine the drawings to reflect a lot of the small details: street furniture, curb elevations, specific plant locations, etc. Answering these questions will take the project to 90% and eventually on to construction drawings that will be put out for bid.
At 60% review, the question really is, was something overlooked? Are there specific details that should be considered going forward?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The architectural firms Atelier Dreiseitly + SRG Partnership will showcase some of the unique features of the Hood Corridor in an interactive display. Visit the Joy Building Lobby any time from 3PM to 7PM to share your thoughts on the project.
Hood Corridor Open House
10/18 @ 3PM-7PM (anytime)
1700 Block of Pacific Avenue
Joy Building (campus map)
Monday, October 17, 2011
Ice skating, fire breathing dragons, public art installations, and kids. Where can you find them all in one place? At this quarter's City Center Luncheon on 10/21. You can register here.
A quarterly event highlight what's happening in and around downtown Tacoma, each quarter the luncheon features topics important to the people who live, work and play downtown. This quarter is focused on all the exciting events in downtown as we head into fall and winter. The current program includes the following:
Every New Year’s Eve
Ice skating in public parks is often reserved for northeastern cities and our northwest imaginations – until this year. The
Art is Everywhere: Art @ Work Month & Prairie Line Trail Installation
This November is Tacoma Arts Month. This 10th anniversary edition will illustrate the city's collective talent and get people involved in the arts. This will be an opportunity to become an active part of Tacoma's cultural life. In addition, the Prairie Line Trail will be seeing a special installation connecting its past to the present. The City of Tacoma's Amy McBride will be sharing more on the hundreds of activities occuring next month.
Kids in Your Business: SOTA, SAMI & Downtown Businesses
You've seen teenagers wandering the streets of downtown. Many of them are associated with some of our downtown schools. Now the Tacoma School of the Arts as well as the Science and Math Institute are offering businesses the opportunitiy to show selected students the other side of their business through a brief 12-day internship. Career Counselor Michaele Sein-Ryan will talk more about this rewarding opportunity for businesses and the community.
When: Friday, October 21, 2011
Time: 11:30 (registration) 12:00-1:15 (program)
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 1515 Commerce Street, 98402
Sponsor: Rainier Connect
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
City Club: The Business of Business in Tacoma
Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Avenue 98402 - map)
11:30 - Doors
12:00 - Lunch
Monday, October 10, 2011
The full (2MB) presentation can be downloaded here. Some highlights include a 3-lane road from 7th to 9th, a 4-lane road from 9th to 17th, and extra turn pockets at 11th and 13th. In addition, there is information on parking, rain gardens, lighting, and signage.
Needless to say, there is only so much that can be gleaned from a presentation without hearing the presentation itself. With that in mind, the City and Downtown on the Go have scheduled a public presentation to share more details on the project. The presentation is tenatively scheduled as follows:
60% Design Drawings Update
October 20th @ 5:30PM
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
950 Pacific Avenue 98402, Suite 300
How to get there:
Pierce Transit Commerce Street Station
Sound Transit Commerce Street Link Stop
On-Street Parking on Pacific & S. 11th
More details on the presentation will follow, but please note that this is intended as an opportunity to hear about the current street plans. The City and the consultant have received extensive public feedback during the conceptual planning phases of this project. They are now putting this input into action with the latest designs.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
-South Waterfront to Tacoma Dome Station
Electronic copies of these maps can be found at Downtown On The Go's "Walk Tacoma" page. Hard copies can be obtained by contacting Kristina Walker, Downtown On The Go Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.682.1739.
Friday, September 16, 2011
PARK(ing) Day is a an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks. Here in Tacoma, a number of businesses and non-profits have decided to participate by creating their own park for a day. If you are wondering where the park nearest you will be found, please visit the Tacoma PARK(ing) Day Google Map. If you are nervous about venturing into these parks on your own, please join Downtown On The Go on a 1-hour park tour beginning at 12-noon in front of the UWT Bookstore at 1754 Pacific Avenue, 98402.
For more information on PARK(ing) Day here in Tacoma, please visit Downtown On The Go.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Of note, this is mostly a resurfacing of the street combined with sidewalk replacement. During the process, the City is adding bulbouts to shorten the crossing distance for pedestrians, improving crosswalks, adding accessible curb ramps, and some minor relocation/improvements along the street. The majority of this work is planned for the south side of the road (adjacent to the Pantages & Rialto) as the north side saw significant improvement with the Broadway LID.
The improvements are nowhere near the scale of those taken on around the corner as part of the Broadway LID. This is why the construction can be scheduled to be complete in only two months. This is also why you will not see street furniture such as benches or lighting included in the site plans.
As of today, the new LINK stop between S. 11th & S. 13th is officially open. This stop fills a hole in the downtown LINK system that has been noted since the system went live in 2003. Today virtually all businesses within the BIA area are less than a 5-minute walk from a LINK stop.
The S. 12th Street stop adds major downtown buildings to this list like the Wells Fargo Building, the Tacoma Financial Center, and the Commerce Building - where the BIA is housed. As Chamber President & CEO Tom Pierson said, "The additional stop will connect people to businesses and keep feet on the street." With the Tacoma LINK already carrying over 3,000 riders a day, we look forward to this stop allowing even more people to enjoy all that downtown has to offer.
As the transportation advocate for downtown Tacoma, Downtown on The Go will host a dedication ceremony at the new stop at 2PM on September 29th. We look forward to seeing you there.
Sound Transit press release: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/News-releases/Commerce-Street-Station-opens-tomorrow.xml
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The City notes that traffic control devices, including alternative pedestrian routes, will be installed today. With the Farmers Market adding traffic to the street, removal of the sidewalks will not begin until Friday. Cosntruction work may continue Mondays through Saturdays, conditions permitting.
Construction will begin with curb/gutter/sidewalk replacement and generally run from Commerce Street up the hill to Market Street. Once this work is done, about 1 month, street work will begin. The entire project is still scheduled to wrap up no later than November 10th.
Prior post: http://tacomadowntown.blogspot.com/2011/09/construction-on-so-9th-starts-monday.html
Friday, September 02, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
A section of South 13th Street between Court A and Pacific Avenue began to sink into the underground parking garage some time ago. This resulted in the closure of the sidewalk and one lane of S. 13th St. on the south side of the road.
After several days of cranes and construction crews the structure has been reinforced, the road lifted & the sidewalk repaired the space has reopened to traffic. This should ease the daily back-up of commuters headed to the freeway down South 13th Street.
While the repair construction may be complete & the road open, the construction signage has simply been pushed to the side rather than entirely removed. We will be looking forward to what improvements are next at this location.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tacoma’s newest bike parking, the Park Plaza North Bike Cage, is conveniently located on the 5th floor of the garage, directly across from the skybridge to Broadway. Designed to remove barriers to bicycle commuting by providing a secure area to store bicycles, the bike cage was a collaboration of Downtown On the Go and City of Tacoma staff. Early studies found that many offices in downtown do not allow bicycles to sit in offices and do not provide bicycle parking, yet there are many downtown employees who like to commute by bike.
“Having options for potential bicycle commuters is crucial to increasing the number of cyclists downtown. And the more cyclists on the streets, the less cars, which means, less congestion. It’s a win-win for everyone,” says downtown business owner Judi Hyman of TwoKoi Restaurant and Chair of Downtown On the Go. Both the city and Downtown On the Go would like to install additional bicycle parking facilities if the demand is there for this one.
Those interested in using the cage can sign up with Downtown On the Go by downloading a form from the Downtown On the Go website, picking one up at the Grand Opening on Aug. 30 or by visiting Downtown On the Go (950 Pacific Ave, Suite 300, Tacoma, WA 98402). The cost of the cage is $8 per quarter or $25 per year. Users will receive a quarterly code and will be able to lock bikes to the bike racks at any time.
Contact Kristina Walker, Downtown On the Go Manager, 253-682-1739, for more information. Photos of the Bike Cage are available for viewing at the Downtown On the Go Facebook page.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The Downtown Tacoma Neighbors describes the event as "giving attendees the chance to feel what it would be like to make their neighborhood a better place by working collaboratively and creatively...It will be hard for them to leave at the end of the night without a sense of inspiration to think outside-the-box about their own neighborhood."
With activities ranging from board games to wall ball to duct tape art there is bound to be something for everyone. For more details on the event, activities and participants, please visit the Downtown Tacoma Neighbors' website.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
As the City continues to work towards a final design, concerns continue to be raised about how to accomodate all users of Tacoma's "Main Street." The City is challenged to balance the needs of drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit while still maintaining an attractive street and integrating innovative stormwater features.
For more information on the Pacific Avenue Streetscape Project, please visit the City of Tacoma's page for the project here.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
To take part in the survey and influence the beginning of the search, please visit the City's survey site at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/citymanagersearch
Friday, August 12, 2011
"Despite the gloomy picture for the national economy and housing market, residents of [Tacoma], on Washington's Puget Sound, are in for a 25% increase in home prices by spring 2013...David Stiff, Fistserv's chief economist, says cities like Tacoma and Seattle have strong, diverse economies and should fare well over the next two years."
In addition to the prospect of increasing property values, Downtown On The Go has developed additional buyer incentives that could reduce the cost of buying downtown by several thousand dollars by partnering with businesses providing reduced closing costs and down payment assistance.
If owning a home isn't right for you, Downtown On The Go's "Live Downtown" program has also teamed with rental properties offering discounted rents of $100-200 per month.
Visit Downtown On The Go's website for more information on these great opportunities.
Also of note, the Puget Sound Business Journal just reported that "mortgage rates fell to new lows this week. Freddie Mac says a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to an average of 4.32 percent."
Thursday, August 11, 2011
This means southbound traffic from Schuster Parkway, Stadium Way and the 9th Street on-ramps will be re-routed onto Pacific Avenue and onto I-705 via the South 13th Street on-ramps.
The closure is intended to allow work to continue on the Murray Morgan Bridge. To re-open the bridge to vehicular traffic, construction will continue through 2012.
For more information on the Murary Morgan Bridge Rehabilitation Project, please visit the City of Tacoma's website.
Friday, August 05, 2011
A few hours later, at 12-noon, the Tacoma Convention Center will open its doors to the public for General John M. Shalikasvili's Memorial Service. The service for the former Chairman of the Joint Cheifs of Staff (1993-1997) will begin at 1PM and is expected to draw 1,700 people including several dignitaries.
Before the service is completed, Tollefson Plaza will see James Grayson Sinding's interactive art installation "Words" delivered. At 2PM, refrigerator-magnet-style words will be dumped into the plaza allowing the public to create their own pithy plaza poetry. Across the street, the Tacoma Art Museum will be celebrating with free admission all day.
With all of this attention to the area, it will be a big day for the Plaza. Don't be suprised if the surrounding blocks seem to have a few more people, cars and closures. Hopefully, you can take part in one or more of the festivities and enjoy a Saturday downtown.
For more information on the above events, please see:
-General John Shalikashvili Memorial Service
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
900 Broadway; 98402
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Construction workers in bright, yellow helmets roam the streets of South 25th and South 27th Street. Large cranes plow and transport enormous amounts of debris from one location to the other. Bright, diamond-shaped, orange signs read ‘detour’ and ‘sidewalk closed’.
In June, Pacific Avenue closed between South 25th Street and South 27th Street for an 11-month construction, D-to-M Street Project. This project will bring streets to new grades and construct an overpass that will allow the Sounder Train to extend service to Lakewood. Detour routes are available and, in order to keep South Tacoma Way traffic moving, Sound Transit built a special bypass road.
Although the construction expects to continue through May 2011, businesses remain open. The businesses affected by the construction, such as: Freighthouse Square, Alfred’s Café, Celebrity Cake Studio, The Melting Pot, Crystal Voyage, Stanley & Seaforts, and the Tacoma Dome want the community to know that they are open for business.
Find information and detour maps online on Sound Transit’s D-M Street Project page.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Questions can be directed to Rob McNair-Huff, City of Tacoma Community Relations Manager, at 253-591-5054.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
To minimize disruption to the community, Sound Transit is building a special bypass road to keep South Tacoma Way traffic moving, installing temporary signalization to improve traffic flow, making road improvements to new detour routes, communicating with the public about traffic impacts, and constantly working to efficiently complete the required Pacific Avenue work.
For more information on the project, detour routes, or to sign up to receive notices, please visit the D-to-M Streets Project Page.
Friday, May 13, 2011
The 9th Street Improvement Project in downtown Tacoma will improve intersections for pedestrian travel at the intersections of South 9th Street at Broadway, St Helens and Market streets. Design will include all current ADA standards. Work will include new cement concrete sidewalks, concrete crossings, curb and gutter, and street reconstruction work.
The city met with the public in May to gather feedback about the scheduling, sequencing and detour routes for the improvement project. Construction is scheduled to start this July.
Advertise: May 2011
Construction Start: July 2011
Project Completion: October 2011
For more information contact: Dan Soderlind, Project Engineer at 253‐591‐5263 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Date: May 14 and 15 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Train fans, you won’t want to miss a weekend of train-related events in
Please see the website for additional schedule and admission information.
The total attendance for all events in May will be over 17,030. This will result in more than 4,375 guest room nights for Tacoma area hotels.
Local businesses are encouraged to welcome attendees into their establishments by printing welcome signs which are always available on the GTCTC's website, gtctc.org, by selecting the Resource tab, then Media Newsroom page.
For more information, contact the GTCTC at 1-888-227-3705 or online at gtctc.org or facebook.com/gtctc.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
"New Beginnings," the statue in front of Union Station, depicts a newly arrived prospective citizen with carpetbags at his side and was a gift from the Chamber to the city to celebrate the Chamber's centennial (in 1984). The statue portrays the optimism evident in Tacoma's early town builders and entrepreneurs.
The 100th Anniversary events include an anniversary ceremony featuring many esteemed speakers (e.g. Deputy Mayor Walker & Congressman Norm Dicks) and panel discussions about railroads, revitalization, and diversity.
Union Station 100th Anniversary Ceremony
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 @ Union Station Rotunda
Doors open @ Noon (attendees encouraged to arrive early; government photo id required)
Event begins @ 1pm
Several other events are planned in Tacoma on May 1st and parking will be extremely limited, so consider taking the bus! Pierce Transit's Bus Routes 1, 11, 13, 41, 42, 53, 500, and 501 all stop within walking distance of Tacoma Union Station.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
In summer of 2011, Stadium Way will begin to take on a new design. The design will feature complete streets concepts such as wider sidewalks, bike lanes, maximized planters and lawn areas, and use of planters for filtration of storm water runoff.
Plans are close to being finalized, so use this opportunity to see them, offer feedback, and ask questions.
Wednesday, March 30th from 6-9pm
City of Tacoma Municipal Building, Council Chambers
747 Market St.
City of Tacoma Project Staff Contact:
Raymond van der Roest
For more info on the Stadium Way Redesign project, click here.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
• Sewer line work continues on A Street between South 26th and South 25th. Crews will be placing concrete to create the walls for the vault structure. Crews will also begin retaining wall construction on A Street. There will be no pedestrian access on A Street between 25th and 26th Streets during this work.
• Clearing and grubbing work along the track alignment from South C Street to M Street will not require any traffic control.
• Abatement and building demolition have begun on properties now owned by Sound Transit. Buildings to be demolished this week are the former Star Fuel and Ice, former Paramount Electric Warehouse, and then the former Kings Inn Motel. Demolition will continue throughout the month. No traffic control is required for this work.
• Traffic detour work continues between Delin Street and South Tacoma Way. Crews finished installing piles for the shoring wall and began excavation for the future traffic detour that will be used during the 11-month temporary closure of Pacific Avenue. This work will require temporary lane closures on South Tacoma Way; traffic will be maintained in both directions.
• Storm drain work at the corner of South C Street and South Tacoma Way will require temporary closure of South C Street. Crews installing storm water pipe will require lane closures on South Tacoma Way. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted to Pacific Avenue via South 25th Street during the South C Street closure. This work will continue throughout the month.
• Street improvements continue on East C Street from East 25th Street to East 26th Street. East C Street is currently scheduled to reopen in April. East D Street and Pacific Avenue will remain open as main arterials.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The 2011 New Tacoma Award Nominees are:
Schoenfeld Award Recognizing exemplary performance and pizazz as a retailer or restaurateur
- 1022 South
- The Harmon Tap Room
- The Mix
- Harmon Hub
Ghilarducci Award Recognizing successful new development, renovation or beautification
- Spaceworks Tacoma
- The Joy Building, University of Washington Tacoma
- Ben Gilbert Park
Union Station Award Recognizing leading organizations, companies or individuals that have built or sustained momentum for revitalization
- Bruce Kendall, Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County
- Go Local - Shift Happens
- Theater District Association
Popham Award Recognizing the individual that has done the most to build “community spirit”
- Tammy Blount, Greater Tacoma Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Mike Longergan, KLAY Radio
- Craig Perry, Dock Street Marina
- Emily Reiter, Business Examiner
- Mark Van Cooney, Hotel Murano
Public Places Award Recognizing the best activation of a public park, open space or area within the public right-of-way
- Spaceworks Tacoma - 2 nominations
- The Projecting Drop
- Frost Park Chalk Artists
Congratulations to all the nominees!
Monday, March 21, 2011
For a full job description, requirements and application details, click here.
Submit a letter of interest, writing sample (no more than two pages) and resume by email to Cathy Thompson no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, April 4, 2011.
- OR -
Human Resources Department
C/O Cathy Thompson
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber
P.O. Box 1933
Tacoma , WA 98401
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS NEAR SOUTH 15th AND MARKET STREETS IN DOWNTOWN TACOMA ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF APRIL. THIS EXCEEDS INITIAL ESTIMATES BECAUSE EXCAVATION REVEALED THE SEWER LINES IN THIS AREA WILL REQUIRE MORE EXTENSIVE REPAIR.
WORK WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO EARLY APRIL. CITY STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO DIRECT TRAFFIC AROUND THE CONSTRUCTION SITE AND OPEN STREETS AS THEY CAN.
Sewer repairs near South 15th & Market will block streets for about a week.
Traffic will be diverted in the vicinity of South 15th and Market streets for about a week while crews repair a sewer main that collapsed March 15.
Traffic is expected to be closed on Market Street between South 13th Street and South 15th Street, and along South 15th Street between Fawcett Avenue and Broadway.
The estimate for the duration of this job could change as work progresses and the scope of the collapse is uncovered. The pipe in this area was installed in 1906.