SR 167 - SR 410 to SR 18 - NB Congestion Management

Project news

  • The contract was awarded to Graham Contracting, LTD on April 2, 2021.
  • This section of SR 167 was identified in the Tacoma/Pierce County HOV Program which inclues a series of projects that build high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-5, SR 16 and SR 167 in Pierce County.
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Needs & benefits

Travelers on northbound State Route 167 between Puyallup and Auburn experience regular congestion, especially during morning peak commute hours. To help reduce congestion, WSDOT is adding an additional northbound high occupancy vehicle lane on SR 167. The additional HOV lane will begin near State Route 410 in Pierce County, and continue north and tie into the existing SR 167 HOT Lane near Auburn in King County. The new northbound HOV lane will be built within the existing pavement width. This means the inside and outside shoulder widths will be reduced.

Once built, the additional lane will open as a HOV lane and transition to an Express Toll Lane (ETL) at a future date.

New ITS devices such as traffic cameras and ramp meters would be added to the corridor. Ramp meters will help manage the flow of vehicles that merge on to the highway.

What to expect during construction

  • The reduced shoulder widths means the previous bicycle route on northbound SR 167 from SR 410 in Sumner to SR 18 in Auburn will be changed, both during construction and permanently once construction is complete. Details are available on the Detour map page.
  • During construction, travelers will see narrowed shoulders, shifted lanes and overnight lane and ramp closures.
  • The project also makes bridge deck modifications on two northbound SR 167 overpasses – one at 8th Street East near Pacific, and another at the SR 410 interchange. This work will require a weekend closure of northbound SR 167 from the SR 410 interchange to 8th Street East. Detour routes will be in place, however, traffic engineers anticipate significant backups will occur. WSDOT will share the targeted date for the bridge deck work and associated weekend closure once the information becomes available. The bridge deck work is weather sensitive and may be rescheduled from one weekend to the next.


  • Ad date is late December 2020
  • Contract was awarded to Graham Contacting, LTD on April 2, 2021
  • Construction is anticipated to begin spring of 2021.


Financial Data for PIN 116711A, 116713B, 316706C, 316706Q
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $41,034
CWA $1,726
Total $42,760


Justin Janke
Construction Project Engineer
 (253) 538-3360

Cara Mitchell
WSDOT Olympic Region Media Relations
(360) 357-2703


Vicinity map for SR 167/SR 410 to SR 18 Congestion Management project