Work to Begin on Old Town Dock Restrooms

At long last construction is about to begin on new restrooms at Old Town Dock. The City announced Tuesday that work would begin March 17, and wrap up sometime this summer.

Along with the brand spanking new public restrooms, the $260,000 project will also include a drinking fountain, sidewalk improvements in the vicinity, improved crosswalks across Ruston Way, native plant landscaping and irrigation, a rain garden, and public art. Just outside the restroom, a plaza area will give kayakers and others a space to hose off their human-powered water craft. The cost of the project will be split evenly between the City and Metro Parks.

During work on the project, periodic closures of the turn lane from westbound Ruston Way onto McCarver Street will be necessary. Westbound traffic will be able to access Old Town via 30th, and Ruston Way will remain open to other traffic. Pedestrian access will be maintained with minor rerouting.

With the sun finally showing its face again, the busy season for Ruston Way is just getting started. And soon the masses will have a new place to... wash their hands...

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Huh.  I was thinking how nice the view here was without the restroom sitting right at the end of the street there in Old Tacoma.  I think the area is esthetically improved without it.  Hopefully this is being built farther south on Ruston Way than the old one…

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