Steele Street South / 102nd Street South (CRP 5849)

What’s Happening

A project to install a new traffic signal system at the Steele Street South and 102nd Street South intersection began Oct. 6. The signal is expected to be activated in mid-November.

The addition is expected to improve traffic operations and safety at the intersection, which is located northeast of the I-5 and State Route 512 interchange.

Marked crosswalks will be installed on all four legs of the intersection. Two of the eight curb ramps will be brought into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Image of the project vicinity map.
Image of the project.

Traffic impacts

Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

Steele Street South may be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours. 102nd Street South may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours.

Construction schedule

Initially, crews removed vegetation from the site, along with the two curb ramps. From mid-October to late October, they will install the pole foundations, new curb ramps and traffic signal components. In late October and into November, crews will install the marked crosswalks and activate the traffic signal.

Totem Electric is the contractor. The construction cost is approximately $404,000.

Project Timeline

April 3, 2020: Bid Opening date

April 14, 2020: Pierce County awarded the contract to Totem Electric

May 27, 2020: Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

October 6, 2020:  Notice to Proceed

Contact Us

Andrew Davis, P.E.

Construction Supervisor

Phone: (253) 798-6913


2702 S 42nd Street, Suite 109

Tacoma, WA 98409

Totem Electric of Tacoma


Phone: (253) 383-5022


2332 Jefferson Ave

Tacoma, WA 98402