People will soon be able to walk, bike, scoot, skate, and glide more safely and seamlessly between the Tacoma Dome and East Side.
The City of Tacoma's website indicates the 2.4 mile-long Phase II portion of the Pipeline Trail will begin at the Pipeline Road at East 48th Street and ends at the East D Street bridge/I-5 overpass. The project will feature bike lanes over the McKinley/I-5 overpass, new or existing sidewalks along East I street, and paved, lighted, and landscaped multi-use paths between East 40th and 48th streets.
This new phase of the project will connect people from the Tacoma Dome region to the Salishan neighborhood, Swan Creek Park, and the newly opened Eastside Community Center.
Completed in 2013, the Phase I portion of the Pipeline Trail extends along Pipeline Road East from East 48th Street to East 56th Street and connects to the First Creek Middle School, giving students, staff and parents a way of getting to the school on foot or by bike.
Phase III of the Pipeline Trail project will being in 2019 and will extend another 1.4 miles further south down Pipeline Road East to the intersection of Waller Road East and 72nd Street East.
Eventually, the plan is to extend the Pipeline Trail to connect with the Foothills Trail, a part of a larger "Tacoma to Tahoma" Trail Network.
To learn more about project details, read the full article at The News Tribune.