• Project

SR 165 - South of Fairfax Bridge - Emergency Repair

Project overview

This project will make repairs to State Route 165 south of Carbonado in Pierce County. The highway has experienced settlement, dips and shoulder-drop-offs and washouts as a result of winter storm system that brought heavy rains on January 7. An emergency contract will be issued for this repair work. Repairs are anticipated to begin in August 2022.

Winter 2022 - Fall 2022
Project status
Not started
Total project costs will be published once the contract is executed.

What to expect

Drivers who use State Route 165 will notice the highway is reduced to a single lane with alternating traffic controlled by a temporary signal south of Carbonado, near the Fairfax Bridge, through the work zone. 

A temporary speed limit reduction from milepost 10.93 to 11.72 is also in place. The existing speed limit is reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph until the emergency repairs are complete. The speed limit across the Fairfax Bridge remains at 20 mph.

Please check the statewide travel map for the latest truck restrictions for oversized and overweight vehicles for SR 165 near this emergency repair.

In addition to repairs on SR 165, Mount Rainier National Park has several roads and trails closed for emergency repairs, including the Carbon River Road and Trail. The Mowich Lake Road is closed for the winter. Please check the National Park Service Alerts and Conditions webpage for the latest information.