Orting-Kapowsin Hwy E (Orville Rd E to 246th St E)
Orting-Kapowsin Highway East - Orville Road East to 246th Street East (CRP 5854)
Orting-Kapowsin Highway East about 400 feet south of 252nd Street East reopened Aug. 28. Crews replaced a box culvert during a two-week closure.
The work is part of a larger project that runs through late September.
The 3.45-mile section of Orting-Kapowsin Highway East from Orville Road East to 246th Street East will be resurfaced.
Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. In the coming weeks, later work hours may be needed during paving. The road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours.
From Aug. 10-14, crews installed construction signage and prepared the site for the culvert work.
At the culvert location, crews widened the road shoulders, installed guardrails, and installed a wider box culvert that accommodates the roadway changes. The wider culvert will also improve fish passage.
Crews resurfaceed the roadway from late August to mid-September. In mid-September, the road was striped and centerline rumble strips were installed to alert motorists that they have started to cross the centerline.
In late September, traffic signs were installed and the roadside was restored.
The project’s contractor is Active Construction Inc. The construction cost is approximately $1.3 million and is funded with state Rural Arterial Program funds and federal Surface Transportation Program (Rural) funds.