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Jun. 16, 2008 at 11:55am

Dock to "D" Street Connection Now Open!

Just got this announcement from Roxanne over at the City of Tacoma. Good news for my daily commute and for all the businesses down on the Foss indeed.

Dock Street connection opens to vehicular traffic on D Street Overpass

Thanks to the work and support of many, the $24.5 million D Street Overpass is now open to vehicular traffic in all directions, including the Dock Street connection.

Pedestrian access remains available on the East side of the overpass and will be complete on the West side, which includes Dock Street, by approximately June 25, which will bring the project to substantial completion.

This Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2020 award-winning overpass is now speeding freight traffic through the City of Tacoma and the rest of the Puget Sound region.

The overpass has also improved pedestrian and vehicular traffic safety at the crossing by separating them from the train traffic at the intersection.

On June 25, at 10 a.m. on the overpass at the intersection of D and Dock streets, the City of Tacoma will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the funding partners who made this project possible, Pierce County leaders, and the Dome District and Thea Foss communities, which the overpass has united.

Be sure to attend this celebration to hear the words of sincere appreciation from the City for the patience of area residents and businesses, hear from the financial supporters who contributed to the creation of the project, take in the spectacular views and admire the artistic components of the overpass. This event is free and open to the public. An invitation with additional details is available at www.cityoftacoma.org/dstreet.

Thanks to the City and related crews for all their hard work. This is a great connection to two vibrant areas of our fair city.

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