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November 2018

The Walsh Group begins construction on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

TACOMA, WA - Construction is underway on Sound Transit's 2.4 mile Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension which extends the current rail line from the Theatre District in downtown Tacoma to the Stadium District and Hilltop neighborhoods. The project includes relocating the Theatre District station and building six new stations along the new line.

The Walsh Group joined leaders from Sound Transit, the City of Tacoma and U.S. Senator Patty Murray for a groundbreaking ceremony to officially mark the beginning of construction.

Sound Transit selected The Walsh Group to build the $217 million Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension as well as its new platform stations. Service on the new extension is scheduled to begin in 2022.

“Years of thoughtful planning and collaboration between community, state, and federal leaders to connect downtown Tacoma with the historic Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods helped lay the tracks for today’s groundbreaking, and I am thrilled to see the results of our hard work to expand affordable public transit options for local residents, students, and commuters,” said Senator Murray, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

More information on the Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension is available at



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