The City of Tacoma will close the Puyallup River Bridge (located on Puyallup Avenue between Portland Avenue and Milwaukee Way) beginning Monday, May 21. The bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic with an anticipated reopening date in February 2019. Detours in place will direct traffic to the Lincoln Avenue Bridge or to I-5.
This project will remove and replace one third of the bridge, starting west of the Puyallup River and extending to the intersection of Portland and Puyallup avenues. When completed, the project will have also added new street lighting, sidewalks, bike lanes, and a new gateway structure.