Canyon Road East - 400' North of 84th St E to 72nd St E (CRP 5736)

What’s Happening

Construction on a project to enhance safety and relieve traffic congestion on Canyon Road East from 400 feet north of 84th Street East to 72nd Street East began April 11. The project is expected to be complete in Fall 2023.
Utility relocation work began August 2022 and is expected to last until Spring 2023.  

Spring 2023: Tacoma Public Utilities will be on site this spring to remove old utility poles during April and May. Crews continue utility installation work, once complete, they will begin with storm sewer crossings. Later this Spring, a detour at 84th Street East for southbound traffic will be in place during regular working hours.  Northbound traffic will be able to continue through the work zone. 

Southbound detour expected to begin June 2023

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About the Project

Planned improvements to Canyon Road East from 400' North of 84th Street East to 72nd Street East (CRP 5736) are intended to enhance safety and relieve traffic congestion, and include the following:

  • Expanding to five lanes with a two-way left-turn lane.
  • Adding concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks from 400' North of 84th Street East to 72nd Street East.
  • Adding street lighting.
  • Improving the traffic signal at 72nd Street East.
  • Adding an enclosed storm drain system, as well as stormwater treatment and storage facilities.
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Traffic Impacts

Crews will work 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Traffic may be shifted around work areas during work hours.

Construction schedule

Site preparation work will take place through mid-July. Crews will also install the main portion of the new storm drain system during summer months. 

Utility relocation work is expected to begin early August and run through Spring 2023. Construction will then resume in the summer and run through late Fall 2023.

Contract Information


Pivetta Brother’s Construction is the project’s contractor. The construction cost is approximately $7.65 million and is funded with Washington State Transportation Improvement Board Urban Arterial Program funds, federal Surface Transportation Program funds, and local Traffic Impact Fees.

Project Timeline

January 19, 2022:  Bid Opening date.

March 18, 2022:  Pierce County awarded the contract to Pivetta Brother's Construction Inc.

March 29, 2022:  Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

April 11, 2022:  Notice to Proceed date.

Contact Us
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Andrew Davis, P.E.
Construction Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-6913
2702 S 42nd St., Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98409

Pivetta Brother's

Construction Inc.

Phone: (253) 862-7890


1812 Pease Avenue

Sumner, WA 98390