Pierce County Announcement.
Construction on a project to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion on Canyon Road East from 400 feet north of East 84th Street to East 72nd Street will begin April 11. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023.
Crews will work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Traffic may be moved around work areas during working hours.
About the project
This section of Canyon Road East is two-lane, with pockets of turning lanes at intersections with East 72nd Street, East 80th Street, and East 84th Street. Canyon Road East will be widened to five lanes, with two through lanes in each direction and one two-way left turn lane. Lampposts, paved shoulders, sidewalks, curbs and gutters will be added.
A traffic signal system at East 72nd Street that will adapt to the new roadway configuration will be installed. A new traffic light system will be added to East 80th Street.
A closed stormwater drainage system and stormwater storage and treatment facilities will be added as part of the project.
Site preparation work will take place until mid-July. Crews will also install the main part of the new storm water drainage system during these months.
Work to relocate utilities will continue through spring 2023. Construction will then resume and continue through fall 2023.
Pivetta Brothers Construction is the contractor for the project. The construction cost is approximately $7.65 million and is funded by Washington State Transportation Improvement Council Urban Arterial Program funds, Federal Surface Transportation Program funds, and fees. impact on local traffic.
Learn more about the project at www.piercecountywa.gov/crp5736.
This project will support the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project. Learn more about www.canyonroadconnection.org.