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SR 167 Completion Project

Project overview

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 major unfinished highways in the Puget Sound region to create new connections to Interstate 5, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The SR 167 Completion Project constructs 6 new miles of tolled highway between Puyallup and the Port of Tacoma and builds sidewalks and shared-use paths for non-motorized travelers. Completing this unfinished highway will greatly benefit the movement of freight, improve safety and reduce congestion on local roads and highways in the surrounding area.

Project status
$2.38 billion funds both the SR 167 Completion Project in Pierce County and the SR 509 Completion Project in King County
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What to expect

Construction on Stage 1b began in summer 2022. Throughout construction, drivers on I-5, SR 99, SR 509, 12th Street East and 70th Avenue East can expect roadway and lane closures, rolling slowdowns, traffic shifts, and occasional uneven and rough surfaces. 

In February 2023, traffic on northbound and southbound I-5 near Fife shifted toward the outside lanes to allow construction crews  to begin working in the I-5 median. To support driver and construction crew safety, a speed limit reduction to 50 mph is in place on both northbound and southbound I-5 between mileposts 138 and 139 near Fife. The speed reduction is anticipated to last through summer 2023.

In late spring 2023, construction crews will test the use of orange contrast striping on I-5 to help drivers visualize lane lines while traveling through work zones and to increase safety as construction crews work in the I-5 median.

The SR 167 Completion Project will close a crucial gap in the state's highway system by completing the unfinished SR 167 between Puyallup and the Port of Tacoma. The new four-lane highway will be called an expressway and will be electronically tolled (no tollbooths) at 2 toll points - one west of I-5 and the other east of I-5.