Public invited to open house in Fife for update on SR 167 Completion Project in Pierce County

Open house on June 4 offers opportunity to see project plans, review construction progress and speak with staff

FIFE – Community members are invited to attend an in-person open house on Tuesday, June 4 in Fife to learn more about ongoing and planned construction to extend State Route 167 from Puyallup to SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma.

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 167 Completion Project builds 6 miles of new tolled expressway to create new connections to Interstate 5 and the Port of Tacoma. In addition to extending SR 167, the project includes restoring more than 263 acres of wetlands and builds a combined 13 miles of sidewalks, shared-use paths and bike lanes for non-motorized travelers, including nearly 8 miles of the spuyaləpabš Trail. When SR 167 is complete, the new highway will improve the movement of freight and reduce congestion on local roads and highways.

Project staff at the open house will be available to talk with attendees about the project elements including current and upcoming construction, the project timeline, the toll rate setting process, environmental improvements, trail construction and more.

SR 167 Completion Project open house information

When: 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4

Where: Fife Community Center
2111 54th Ave. E.
Fife, WA 98424

Transit access: Pierce Transit Route 501 has two bus stops on 54th Avenue East, located immediately north and south of the Fife Community Center.

Details: This is a drop-in event, but a brief project presentation will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Displays will be available for viewing  along with handouts for attendees.

If accommodations are needed, please register for the event. Registration is not required to attend.

Staged construction

The SR 167 Completion Project is being built in stages.

  • In the first stage, WSDOT built the new Wapato Way East bridge which opened in 2021.
  • Currently, WSDOT is building 2 miles of the new expressway between I-5 and SR 509. It includes 20 new bridges and vast stream and wetland restoration work. It is scheduled for completion in 2026.
  • In the third stage, WSDOT will rebuild the SR 167/North Meridian Avenue interchange in Puyallup and widen existing portions of SR 167 between North Meridian Avenue and SR 410. This stage is scheduled to begin construction in 2025.
  • The last stage is scheduled to begin in 2026 and will include completion of SR 167 from North Meridian Avenue to I-5.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2029.

Puget Sound Gateway Program overview

The SR 167 Completion Project is part of WSDOT’s Puget Sound Gateway Program, which also includes the SR 509 Completion Project in south King County. Combined, the two completion projects finish critical missing links in Washington’s highway and freight network. Photos of SR 167 and 509 construction work are available on the program’s Flickr page

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