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Parking and Construction Updates

Working to Keep Patients and Families Informed

Sound Transit has begun an ambitious project to expand Tacoma Link light rail service. When completed in 2022, the extended line will run along Martin Luther King Jr. Way, directly past the MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital campuses, with a stop planned in front of the hospital. 

Pre-construction work has begun along Martin Luther King Jr. Way, with construction work starting in earnest  in 2019. This work will have an ongoing impact on access to our buildings, parking facilities and valet parking operations.

We are committed to keeping our patients and families informed of impacts this work will have on them. We will use this page to provide relevant updates and will also communicate pro-actively to patients coming to one of our affected facilities for care.

Valet Services Closing at Martin Luther King Jr. Way Entrance

Sound Transit is beginning their construction work for the Light Rail expansion along Martin Luther King Jr. Way. 

We expect this construction to be ongoing and to have a significant impact on our ability to provide valet services at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital’s main entrance on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

For this reason, we will be closing our valet services at this entrance as of Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. This closure will remain in place for the foreseeable future.

Vehicles may still enter the main entrance driveway for patient drop-off and pick-up only.

Self-parking options are available close by at the Jackson Hall parking garage, located across the street from the hospital at 314 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and at the Baker Center Parking Garage; 316 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Please use caution when returning to the hospital on foot, as construction may reduce sightlines and visibility for traffic on the road.

Valet parking services will continue to be available at two locations at the hospital:

  • Our main valet service can be found at the Phillip Pavilion entrance, accessible from the intersection of 5th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
  • Valet service is also available at the J Street entrance of the P2 Parking garage, at the intersection of 5th and J streets.

Valet parking services are also available at the entrance of Mary Bridge Children's Health Center, located across the street from the hospital at 311 South L Street.

Information Desk staff is available to help drivers re-connect with patients if needed.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Patient Advocacy team at 253-403-1739.

Get Construction Updates From Sound Transit

Sound Transit's Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension website includes an overview of the project, information on current construction impacts and the opportunity to sign up for regular email updates on the project. 

Sound Transit's email updates will be the best way to make sure you have the most updated information available. Visit Sound Transit's website and sign up today.