Planning study news
In June 2017, WSDOT completed the SR 162 Sumner to Orting Corridor Congestion Study. The report identified short, mid- and long-term strategies for improving highway efficiencies and reducing congestion on SR 162.
State Route 162 is an important north-south link through the Orting Valley community and the surrounding area of southeast Pierce County. The area experiences a high level of growth and development resulting in peak hour congestion that places demands on the highway system. The study identified a list of short-, mid- and long-term improvement strategies to address the corridor needs.