198th Avenue East - 144th Street East to 120th Street East (CRP 5675)
Engineering: Brookfield Properties has completed the construction plans for Segment 2, and Pierce County has approved them.
Land: We continue to acquire the needed right-of-way between 128th Street East and 120th Street East.
Crews have completed grinding and new paving on 198th Avenue East in mid-October. Lane striping and illumination activities will follow by the end of November. Until this work is complete the road will remain in its narrowed, current configuration.
Improvements are planned to 1.5 miles of 198th Avenue East between 144th Street East and 120th Street East (CRP 5675). The project will be built in phases as Tehaleh development occurs and also accommodate future widening by Pierce County.
The initial, or Phase 1, project has been split into two segments:
Segment 1 will construct the roadway consisting of four lanes between 144th Street East and 128th Street East. The construction of segment 1 is complete.
Segment 2 will construct the roadway consisting of four lanes between 128th Street East and 120th Street East. The construction of segment 2 will begin in Spring 2021 within the existing right-of-way and any parcels that we have completed acquisition.
2022: Finish acquiring right-of-way. Construction on Segment 2 between 128th Street East and 120th Street East is weather dependent. Crews will pave the roadway at the end of July. Upon completion of paving, traffic lanes will be shifted to the west side of the roadway to accommodate the work area.
2023: Lane paving and widening complete in Fall 2023.