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SR 162 Center Turn Lane Planning and Pre-design study

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The study of State Route 162 from SR 410 south to west of the city limits of Orting has begun. It will look at existing conditions in the corridor and develop recommendations to improve mobility, safety, and decrease emergency response times.

April 2024 to June 2025
In progress
$1 million (pre-design budget)


SR 162 is an important north-south link through east Pierce County. It moves people and goods and connects the cities of Sumner and Orting, and the Orting Valley. This study will use data to develop recommendations that will help improve safety, access, and mobility. During the study, WSDOT will work with local community representatives and government leaders. Recommendations published in the final study report will be used to pursue funding for design and construction.

A study area map of SR 162 from SR 410 in Sumner to Williams Blvd. in Orting.