62nd Avenue NW / 144th Street NW (CRP 5801)

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What's Happening

Work on a project to improve the 62nd Avenue Northwest and 144th Street Northwest intersection will continue into the fall.

From late August to late September, crews will widen and resurface 144th Street Northwest, continue installing storm drainage facilities and retaining walls, install street lights, apply temporary striping, and install guardrails.

Work will be suspended from late September to mid-December while traffic signal poles are being delivered. The new traffic signal system is expected to be activated in early 2020. 

The work started in April, with crews clearing bushes and trees, removing guardrails and excavating shoulders. Utility companies relocated utility lines and poles from late April to late June. In July and August, crews installed retaining walls and temporary drainage facilities.

Temporary bypass road in place through late August
A temporary one-lane bypass road along the shoulder of the east side of 62nd Avenue Northwest is expected to be in place from July 29 through late August.

While the bypass road is in place, crews will excavate and rebuild 62nd Avenue Northwest. A stormwater detention vault will be installed under the road before the road is rebuilt. 

There will be alternating one-way traffic along 62nd Avenue Northwest 24-hours a day, seven days a week while the bypass road is in place. Crews may work from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. along 62nd Avenue Northwest while the bypass road is in place.

About the Project

The improvements are intended to improve safety and increase the efficiency of the intersection. Improvements will include the following:
  • Installing a traffic signal system.
  • Providing street lighting on 144th Street Northwest.
  • Adding a westbound left-turn lane on 144th Street Northwest at the intersection.
  • Adding a two-way left-turn lane on 144th Street Northwest from 62nd Avenue Northwest to the school parking lot entrance.
  • Providing a northbound left-turn lane and a right-turn lane on 62nd Avenue Northwest.
  • Constructing retaining walls.
  • Adding stormwater treatment facilities and detention vault.

Traffic impacts

During construction, crews will work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p. m. Monday to Friday. Crews may work until 7:30 p.m. along 62nd Avenue Northwest while the bypass road is in place.

There will be alternating one-way traffic on 144th Street Northwest during work hours throughout the project as needed. 

Active Construction Inc. is the contractor. The construction cost is approximately $2.4 million and is funded with County Road Funds.
Project Timeline
February 01, 2019: Bid Opening date

February 12, 2019: Pierce County awarded the contract to Active Construction

March 18, 2019:
 Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

April 8, 2019:
 Anticipated Notice to Proceed

April 26, 2019: Utility window begins

July 1, 2019: Construction resumes

Late September 2019: Work suspended

Mid-December 2019: Construction resumes

Early 2020: Construction complete
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Andrew Davis, P.E.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-6913
Active Construction
Phone: (253) 248-1091
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409
5110 River Road East
Tacoma, WA 98443