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.

Traffic impacts

There will be alternating one-way traffic along both 62nd Avenue Northwest and 144th Street Northwest between 9:15 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekdays throughout the project as needed. General work hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Upcoming work

Through late October, 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 October 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.

While a bypass road was in place from July 29 to Aug. 23, crews excavated and rebuilt 62nd Avenue Northwest. A stormwater detention vault was installed under the road before the road was rebuilt. 

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.
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 October 2019: Work suspended

Mid-December 2019: Construction resumes

Early 2020: Construction complete
Contact Us
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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