A project to add a new traffic signal system at the 38th Avenue East and 152nd Street East intersection started Aug. 16. The work was suspended Oct. 21 while traffic signal poles are being manufactured. Once construction resumes in Spring 2020, crews will install the signal poles, street lights, signal cabinets and final pavement markings, and activate the traffic signal system.
About the project
The intersection is located to the east of Naches Trail Elementary School.
During Summer and Fall 2019, crews installed curbs, gutters, sidewalks, curb ramps, and electrical infrastructure for the new signal. The radii of the intersection were increased to accommodate larger vehicles. Crews repaved the intersection in October.
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.