Construction alert: Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

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Construction map for 9th and Commerce intersection closure, Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

9th and Commerce intersection closure starting at 6pm on Sunday July 31st to September 16th (24/7 construction)

Starting on Sunday, July 31st at 6pm, crews will mobilize and start the 9th and Commerce cutover. This work requires a full closure of the S. 9th and Commerce Street intersection and will require the contractor to work 24/7 till September 16th. This construction activity will connect the existing T-Line to the future Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension at Commerce Street.


  • Full vehicle closure to the S. 9th and Commerce St. intersection
  • Limited pedestrian access at the S. 9th and Commerce Street intersection
  • 24-7 work hours with the use of various construction equipment and vehicles which includes the use of excavators, jackhammers, demo saws, vacuum truck, concrete trucks, light plants, and generators.
  • Local access only for parking garages on Commerce between S. 7th and S. 11th streets (flaggers will be present to allow access in certain areas).
  • Crosswalk and sidewalk restoration will occur at each corner of the intersection as well as various locations along Commerce Street between S. 7th and S. 9th streets.
  • The Theater District Station will be demo’d and removed during this work. The Tacoma Link line will be shut down and a shuttle bus service will be provided at 9th and Pacific that will serve the Tacoma Link line during the work.
  • Pierce Transit buses/routes that were served on Commerce St between S 9th and S 11th streets will be relocated to Market Street. (


Starting July 31st at 6pm and completing on September 16th


S. 9th Street and Commerce St. to S. 7th Street and Commerce St.


  • Cross the street at only designated crosswalks. For wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and bicyclists’ cross tracks at a right angle. Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Driveway and pedestrian access are maintained, although some sidewalks and crosswalks will be temporarily closed. Pedestrian/Vehicle detours will be in place.
  • Construction noise related to removing pavement and operating equipment.
  • Large construction equipment or materials may be in the right-of-way.
  • Businesses are open during construction. Supports your local business and stay Loyal to the Local!
  • Plan ahead and allow extra time to reach your destination.
  • Due to inclement weather or unforeseen issues, dates and times are subject to change.

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