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.
What to expect
Local road closures
54th Avenue East
Monday, Feb. 12 to Monday, March 11: One lane in each direction of 54th Avenue East between Fourth Street East and Eighth Street east will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while crews install lighting and utilities.
Wapato Way East bridge
5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 26 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8: The right southbound lane on the Wapato Way East bridge will be closed around the clock while crews drill shafts for a new bridge.
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.