The SR 167 Completion Project in Pierce County is part of the Puget Sound Gateway Program, which also includes the SR 509 Completion Project in King County. Together these projects complete two of the Puget Sound region’s most critical freight corridors, improve access to I-5, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The SR 167 Completion Project first builds a 2-mile highway from I-5 to SR 509 and the Port of Tacoma, followed by the remaining 4 miles of SR 167 between Puyallup and I-5. SR 167 is the primary freeway connecting the Kent and Puyallup River valleys to the Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue metropolitan area. Completing the unfinished highway will benefit the movement of freight, improve safety and reduce congestion on local roads and highways in the surrounding area.
What to expect
Construction begins in summer 2022 on the next stage of SR 167 construction which builds a 2 mile highway from I-5 west to SR 509 and the Port of Tacoma. Drivers should expect future traffic impacts along I-5 near Fife as crews remove the now-closed 70th Avenue East Bridge and build a new diverging diamond interchange in its place over I-5.
The SR 167 Completion Project will close a crucial gap in the state's highway system by completing the 6 miles of unfinished SR 167 from its current end in Puyallup to I-5, then continuing from I-5 to SR 509 and the Port of Tacoma. The new road will be electronically tolled (no tollbooths) with toll points west of I-5 and east of I-5.