38th Avenue East / 152nd Street East (CRP 5835)

What's happening 

​A project to add a new traffic signal system at the 38th Avenue East and 152nd Street East intersection started Aug. 16. The work is expected to be completed in May 2020. ​

The intersection is located to the east of Naches Trail Elementary School. 

About the project

During summer and fall, crews will install curbs, gutters, sidewalks, curb ramps, and electrical infrastructure for the new signal. The radii of the intersection will be increased to accommodate larger vehicles. Crews will repave the intersection Oct. 15, depending on weather. An alternate route will be in place during the paving work.

The work will then be suspended from mid-October to April 2020 while traffic signal poles are being manufactured. Once construction resumes, crews will install the signal poles, street lights, signal cabinets and final pavement markings. The new traffic signal system is expected to be activated in May 2020. 

Traffic impacts 

Crews will work from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. 38th Avenue East and 152nd Street East may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic as needed in the project area. 

Titan Earthwork LLC is the contractor. The construction cost is approximately $670,000 and is funded with Pierce County traffic impact fees and Federal Highway Safety Improvement Funds.

Project Timeline

April 26, 2019: Bid Opening

May 17, 2019:
Pierce County awarded the contract to Titan Earthwork LLC

June 26, 2019:
Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

August 16, 2019: Notice to Proceed

Summer 2020: Substantial  and Physical Completion

Contact Us

Andrew Davis, P.E.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-6913

2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409

Titan Earthwork LLC
Phone: (206) 325-3004

1585 Valentive Ave SE
Pacific, WA 98047