Tacoma Replacing Asphalt Roadway with Concrete

Crews will begin work this week on a year-long project to improve a stretch of Taylor Way in the Port of Tacoma.

The News Tribune
Crews recently began work on a year-long $24 million project to improve a stretch of Taylor Way in the Port of Tacoma.
Crews recently began work on a year-long $24 million project to improve a stretch of Taylor Way in the Port of Tacoma.
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According to a story in The News Tribune, a portion of asphalt roadway in Tacoma, Washington will be replaced with concrete. 

Crews recently began work on a year-long $24 million project to improve a stretch of Taylor Way in the Port of Tacoma. The project will replace the road, add pedestrian facilities and reduce congestion, the story says. Site preparation work began along Taylor Way between East 11th Street and state Route 509.

Taylor Way is a major freight corridor serving the Port of Tacoma Manufacturing Industrial Center along the Blair-Hylebos Peninsula and carries 4-10 million tons of freight every year. The road isn’t equipped to handle the heavy loads traffic, according to city staff, causing frequent truck and rail conflicts and backups.

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