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2024 Olympic Peninsula Regionwide Chip Seal

Timeline: June 2024 - September 2024
  • Road
  • Not started
  • Pierce County
This project will extend the life of the highway and reduce the frequency of emergency repairs on sections of four state highways in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Pierce counties.

Chip sealing is a process where crews apply a protective surface to existing pavement.
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I-5 - Gravelly-Thorne Connector

Timeline: 2025-2026
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Pierce County
This project will create new non-motorized access for people between the Tillicum and Woodbrook neighborhoods.
Project

I-5 - M Street to Portland Avenue - HOV - Complete November 2018

Timeline: 2014 - 2018
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
This project widened northbound and southbound I-5 so that each direction has four general-purpose lanes each and one HOV lane from M Street to Portland Avenue in Tacoma

To widen both directions of I-5, WSDOT rebuilt the Pacific Avenue and East McKinley Way bridges over I-5 and…
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I-5 - Mounts Rd. to Center Dr. - Auxiliary Lane Extension - Complete September 2018

Timeline: 2016-2018
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
WSDOT extended the auxiliary lane south approximately 1.5 miles, so that it starts at the Mounts Road overpass. Trucks approaching the weigh station along with entering and exiting traffic use this lane while the majority of traffic uses the adjacent three through lanes.

To…
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I-5 - Mounts Rd. to Steilacoom-DuPont Rd. - Corridor Improvements

Timeline: 2023-2026
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Pierce County
This project is intended to help relieve chronic traffic congestion and improve mobility along I-5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Crews will rebuild the Steilacoom-DuPont Road (Exit 119) interchange and extend I-5 HOV lanes to Mounts Road.
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I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Northbound HOV - Complete November 2018

Timeline: 2014-2018
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
This project widened northbound I-5 from Portland Avenue to the Port of Tacoma Road to provide room for one HOV lane. As part of this project, WSDOT rebuilt the northbound I-5 Puyallup River bridge and the ramp to northbound SR 167, improved the Portland Avenue interchange, and repaved a portion of…
Project

I-5 - Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road - Southbound HOV

Timeline: February 2019 - 2023
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Pierce County
This project replaced the 1965 southbound I-5 Puyallup River Bridge. The new bridge is built to current seismic standards and will be straighter and wider than the previous bridge.

The project also modified the Port of Tacoma Road on-ramp to southbound I-5, demolished the existing…
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I-5 - SR 16 Realignment - HOV Structure and Connections - Complete December 2019

Timeline: January 2017- December 2019
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
To increase safety, improve mobility and reduce congestion, WSDOT rebuilt the entire I-5/SR 16 Nalley Valley interchange.

Reconstruction of the interchange was staged to keep people and goods moving. The first two stages of work rebuilt the westbound and eastbound Nalley Valley…
Project

I-5 - Steilacoom-DuPont Rd. to Thorne Lane - Corridor Improvements - Complete September 2021

Timeline: Fall 2018 - Fall 2021
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
To relieve chronic traffic congestion and improve mobility along Interstate 5 in the vicinity of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WSDOT is rebuilding the interchanges at Thorne Lane and Berkeley Street and adding lanes to I-5. Once construction is finished, the new lane in each direction on I-5 will open…
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I-5 Marvin Rd to Mounts Rd Planning and Environmental Linkage/NEPA

Timeline: 2023-2024
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Thurston County
  • Pierce County
This project began with a federal Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study focused on Interstate 5 from Marvin Road to Mounts Road. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review will start in 2024.

This next phase will study I-5 from Marvin Road to Mounts…
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SR 106 Et Al - OR Region Wide - Chip Seal - Complete October 2022

Timeline: April 2022 - October 2022
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Jefferson County
  • Mason County
  • Pierce County
  • Clallam County
This project repaired and preserved several highways in Mason, Jefferson, Clallam and Pierce Counties.
Project

SR 16 and SR 302 (SPUR) Purdy Creek - Remove Fish Barriers and Paving

Timeline: 2022-2024
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Pierce County
This project improves habitat and passage for fish in Purdy Creek under State Route 16 and the SR 302 Spur.

Purdy Creek attempts to flow under SR 16 inside a 40-year-old culvert. Many fish species cannot swim through the old culvert. This project will replace the culvert with two…
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SR 162 / SR 410 Interchange - Construct Roundabouts

Timeline: Spring 2025 - Winter 2025
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Pierce County
Improvements are coming to the State Route 162/Valley Avenue overpass in Sumner. WSDOT proposes to change the interchange to include roundabouts.
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SR 165 - South of Fairfax Bridge - Emergency Repair - Complete May 2023

Timeline: Winter 2022 - Spring 2023
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
This project makes repairs to State Route 165 south of Carbonado in Pierce County. The highway experienced settlement, dips and shoulder-drop-offs and washouts as a result of winter storm system that brought heavy rains on January 7, 2022. An emergency contract was issued for this repair work. Work…
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SR 167 - SR 410 to SR 18 NB Congestion Management - Complete February 2023

Timeline: Spring 2021 - Winter 2023
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
Travelers on northbound State Route 167 between Puyallup and Auburn experienced regular congestion, especially during morning peak commute hours. To help reduce delays during peak commute hours, WSDOT built a new northbound high occupancy vehicle lane on SR 167. The new HOV lane begins near State…
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SR 167 Completion Project

Timeline: 2015-2029
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Pierce County
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…
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SR 302 - E of Elgin Clifton Rd to SR 16 - Remove fish barriers, paving and ADA compliance

Timeline: Spring 2019 - Fall 2022
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Pierce County
In summer 2022, our contractor began fish barrier corrections to replace two outdated culverts at Little Minter Creek under State Route 302. Since 2019, crews have completed paving and ADA ramp work for eight miles of SR 302 in addition to correcting three identified barriers to salmon and resident…
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SR 410 Dry Creek Vicinity - Emergency Slide Repair - Complete October 2023

Timeline: January 2023 - Fall 2023
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
Contractor crews working for WSDOT installed a 10-foot, corrugated metal pipe under State Route 410 to allow Dry Creek to pass beneath the roadway along its new channel. This is the second part of emergency repairs following a debris flow in fall 2022, which permanently changed the course of Dry…
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SR 7/Pacific Highway Crossing and Signalization

Timeline: Spring 2024 - Spring 2025
  • Road
  • Pre-construction
  • Pierce County
This project replaces existing rapid flashing beacons with overhead pedestrian signals at 11 locations along State Route 7 in the Pierce County communities of Parkland and Spanaway. Some locations will have improved pedestrian ramps, extensions to the median islands, turn restrictions, and…
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SR 7/SR 507 to S of S 38th St - Paving - Complete August 2022

Timeline: Spring 2022 - Summer 2022
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
This summer, construction crews working for WSDOT repaired and replaced worn sections of asphalt on SR 7. The work zone was broken up into two areas. The first was from the intersection of SR 507 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, to 169th Street. Crews paved the northbound right lane only. The second…
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SR 7/Unnamed Tribs to S Creek - Remove Fish Barriers & Paving - Complete November 2023

Timeline: Spring 2023 - Fall 2023
  • Road
  • Completed
  • Pierce County
This project removed two barriers to fish and repaved a section of Mountain Highway East (SR 7).
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Tacoma Narrows Bridge Toll Equipment Replacement Project

Timeline: Spring 2024 - Fall 2024
  • Road
  • Construction
  • Pierce County
The eastbound span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened July 15, 2007 as the first modern toll road in Washington.
What at the time was considered state of the art technology is nearing the end of its usable life. Over the course of several months WSDOT will replace the aging and outdated…

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.