SR 163 - N of N 54th St to Point Defiance Landing - Paving - Complete November 2019

Project news

  • The new holding lanes at the Point Definace Landing Ferry Terminal are open to traffic. 
  • Crews repaved a section of North Pearl Street/SR 163 in Tacoma between North 54th Street and Point Defiance Landing. 

Needs & benefits

This project paved a section of North Pearl Street/SR 163 just north of North 54th Street to Point Defiance Landing. It also expanded the ferry holding lanes from two lanes to four, and upgraded the tolling communication system for Washington State Ferries.


  • Spring 2019 - Project advertised for competitive bidding
  • June 19 - Project Awarded to Tucci & Sons Inc.
  • Late July - Work begins
  • Fall 2019 - Project complete


  • Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) - $803,000
  • Total - $803,000


Lone Moody
WSDOT Project Engineer

Cara Mitchell
WSDOT Media Relations

Map of pavement preservation on SR 163 near Point Defiance in Tacoma.