92nd Avenue East / 224th Street East (CRP 5819)

What’s Happening

Work to improve safety and traffic operations at the 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East intersection began on Jan. 27 and is expected to run through spring 2023. 

Utility relocation work began March 14 and is expected to be complete by the end of August.  Crews completed utility work in late October and the detour has been removed until Spring 2023 when the final phase of the project resumes. 

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Photo of the project vicinity map.
Photo of the project.

About the Project

Planned improvements to the intersection of 92nd Avenue East / 224th Street East (CRP 5819) include:

  • Installing a traffic signal system
  • Adding an eastbound left-turn lane and westbound left-turn and right-turn lanes at the 92nd Avenue East / 224th Street East intersection.
  • Adding a two-way left-turn lane west of 90th Avenue East and between 90th Avenue East and 92nd Avenue East.
  • Installing concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk.
  • Installing an enclosed storm drainage system, as well as stormwater treatment and storage facilities.
  • Installing street lighting.
Photo of the project's proposed roadway section.
Approved Right-of-Way plans for the project.

Construction Schedule

Site preparation work ran from Jan. 27 through March 11. Utility relocation work will run from March 14 through end of summer. 

Once the utility relocation work related to the project is complete, project work is expected to begin in the fall. A winter suspension of work is expected. The project is expected to be complete in spring 2023.

Traffic Impacts

Traffic will be shifted around work areas and detours for westbound traffic will be in place between mid-September and late October. 

March 14-Late August Traffic Impacts

The following traffic impacts will remain in effect through approximately late August. This extension is largely needed to accommodate the utility relocation work for a gas main installation by Puget Sound Energy.  

This information may change. Please check this webpage for the latest information.

On Saturdays and Sundays: 

  • Crews will work between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as needed
  • If crews are working, the road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic through the work zone. Flaggers will direct traffic. 
  • The detour route will not be in place.
Map showing traffic impacts along 224th Street East Saturday and Sunday

Monday to Friday:

  • Crews will work 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • During work hours, the westbound lane of 224th St. E will be closed from just west of the Graham Town Center entrance to 86th Ave. E (see map), with a detour route in effect.
  • Those accessing the Graham Town Center can do so from westbound 224th St. E. After the entrance to the center, the westbound lane closure begins.
  • Westbound traffic will be detoured from State Route 161 to 232nd St. E to 86th Ave. E.
  • The eastbound lane of 224th St. E will remain open.
  • Use the eastbound direction to enter and exit homes and businesses in the closure area when the detour is in place. You can also access the Graham Pierce County Library from 92nd Ave. E.
  • If crews are not working during those hours, the detour route won’t be in place. The detour may occasionally remain in place overnight.
Map showing traffic impacts along 224th Street East from Monday to Friday

Contract Information


Pacific Civil & Infrastructure Inc. is the project contractor. The construction cost is approximately $3.2 million and is funded by federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds.

Contract Plans

Plans, specifications, and bid tabulations for this project are available through the Pierce County Procurement and Contract Services website. Access is provided by going to http://www.piercecountywa.gov/CurrentSolicitations.

Project Timeline

November 17, 2021: Bid Opening date

December 2, 2021: Pierce County awarded the contract to Pacific Civil & Infrastructure 

January 5, 2022: Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

January 27, 2022: Notice to Proceed

January 27, 2022 to March 11, 2022: Site preparation work

March 14, 2022 to August 2022: Utility relocation work

Fall 2022 to Spring 2023: Construction work

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

Pacific Civil & Infrastructure

Phone: (253) 874-3965


5124 180th Street East

Tacoma, WA 98446