Canyon Road East - 208th Street East to 200th Street East (CRP 5764)

What's Happening

Pierce County plans to extend Canyon Road East from 200th Street East to 208th Street East to increase transportation connectivity for motorists. We have completed the right-of-way plans for the project. We are now finalizing the design and acquiring additional right-of-way.
Image of the road project before construction.
Image of the project vicinity map.

About the Project

Planned improvements to continue widening Canyon Road East from 208th Street East to 200th Street East (CRP 5764) include:
  • Extending Canyon Road East from 200th Street East to 208th Street East with one lane in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane.
  • Constructing concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk on the west side.
  • Constructing an enclosed storm drainage system, stormwater treatment and storage facilities.
  • Adding a traffic signal at the intersection of 208th Street East.
  • Modifying the existing signal system at 200th Street East intersection.
  • Adding street lighting.

Right-of-Way Acquisitions

When designing a project, Pierce County determines if it needs to purchase land from people who live along an existing or proposed road. These purchases are called right-of-way acquisitions.

Most right-of-way acquisitions for this extension were done in the 1990s and 2000s. However, additional right-of-way is now needed, as road standards have changed since the original right-of-way plans were developed.

Also, additional right-of-way is needed due to a change in the project length. Canyon Road East was originally going to be extended to 224th Street East. The project limits will now stop at 208th Street East. The turn lanes on 200th Street East and 208th Street East will be longer following that change.

Pierce County is currently working with the affected property owners on these acquisitions. These property owners should contact their assigned Pierce County Right-of-Way Agent if they have any questions about the process.

Image of the proposed roadway section.

Project Timeline

July 2020 to August 2020: Right-of-way plans finalized and preliminary design completed.

August 2020 to July 2022: Prepare construction documents, acquire needed right-of-way, and obtain environmental permits.

July 2022: Advertise for construction bids.

Fall 2022: Construction expected to start.

Approved Right-of-Way Plans - 208th St E to 200 St E

Image of the project right-of-way plan cover sheet.

Approved Right-of-Way Plans - 192nd St E to 224th St E

Image of the project right-of-way plan cover sheet.
Contact Us
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Gregory Hess, P.E.
Design Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-2283
2702 S 42nd St., Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98409