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Lincoln Avenue Grade Separation


Overview
The proposed project is a 5-lane phased bridge structure designed to eliminate 4 rail crossings. The first phase includes construction of a 3-lane bridge structure extending approximately 2200 feet between Marc Street and Thorne Road.

Why are we Building This Project?
Conflicts between rail and vehicular traffic adversely and severely impact the movement of freight and goods along Lincoln Avenue in the vicinity of Milwaukee Way where four support tracks cross the Lincoln Avenue corridor at-grade. Vehicular traffic, including a large percentage of trucks hauling freight, must wait up to 45 minutes several times each day while trains block this key corridor. Future growth in rail and vehicular traffic will compound delays, increase congestion, and further impact air quality and economic continuity. The proposed project will allow for free and unimpeded traffic flow along Lincoln Avenue between Marc Avenue and Thorne Road.

How can I get more information?
Contact: 

John Wolfe, Acting Executive Director
(253) 383-5841
jwolfe@portoftacoma.com