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

Project news

  • The project is currently in design.
  • 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.

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.


  • Ad date is late December 2020
  • 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


Michel Cross
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