Ski Park Road East repairs

What's happening

Work to repair a 100-foot section of Ski Park Road East is expected to begin Monday, Oct. 26. The work area starts about 1.27 miles north of the road's intersection with State Route 161.


The road and road shoulder were damaged by a small landslide in Spring 2017 (see photo).


Work hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. The work will take about two weeks.


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Ski Park Road slide
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Expect to see heavy equipment 

 Heavy equipment will be staged in the area during work hours. 


Due to the narrow width of the roadway, motorists should expect to see heavy equipment backing down the road from the start of the work area to the end of the road (Lot 121/38532 Ski Park Road E). 


Please remove any objects and vehicles within 3 feet of the edge of the road prior to Oct. 26 to allow for trucks and equipment to pull off to the side of the road when needed.


Please use caution and limit pedestrian activity in the work area.

Road closure information

A section of the road will be closed during work hours. The road closure will begin approximately two miles north of the intersection with State Route 161 (Lot 92/38914 Ski Park Road E) and extend to the end of the road (Lot 121/38532 Ski Park Road E).


This closure is needed due to the nature of the work, the presence of heavy equipment, and the narrow roadway. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during work hours.


During work hours, local residents will be able to pass through the worksite during the following timeframes:* 

  • 11-11:30 a.m.
  • 1:30-1:40 p.m.

Flaggers will direct them through the worksite.


*We will send an email to those that have signed up for our email list and post an update on this webpage if we need to adjust these timeframes.

We want to hear from you

We recognize this work will significantly restrict and delay access to your home or activities. Please call us at (253) 798-6000 to discuss any concerns you have. We may be able to adjust our schedule to accommodate medical needs, home business activity, or similar.

Background

The 2017 landslide impacted the outside edge of the road. The shoulder of the road sank several feet and the asphalt cracked and slid down with the soils. Plastic sheeting was placed at the site to prevent further erosion.


We worked with a geotechnical engineering firm in late 2019 and early 2020 to develop the repair plan.


Plastic Sheeting at Ski Park Road slide

Preparation work

Initial paving work on a 4,100-foot section of Ski Park Road East was completed Aug. 31. The work area started about 1.64 miles north of the road’s intersection with State Route 161. 


The paving work was in preparation for the October repair work.


Crews smoothed out the bumps in the road with an initial layer of asphalt (see photos below). 


This work will help the road surface support heavy equipment during the slide repair. 


Crews reshaped ditches and road shoulders Aug. 13-19.


Damaged road - Ski Park Road
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Contact Us


Rachel Corradi, Civil Engineer


Reception: (253) 798-6000

Monday–Friday

7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Address:

4812 196th St. E

Spanaway, WA 98387