Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Emergency Sewer Repairs Downtown
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.