62nd Avenue NW / 144th Street NW (CRP 5801)

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What's Happening

This project was completed on Aug. 3.

Completed work

Work on the project began in April 2019, with crews clearing bushes and trees, removing guardrails and excavating shoulders. Utility companies relocated utility lines and poles from late April to late June. In July and August, crews installed retaining walls and temporary drainage facilities.

While a bypass road was in place from July 29 to Aug. 23, crews excavated and rebuilt 62nd Avenue Northwest. A stormwater detention vault was installed under the road before the road was rebuilt. 

Through the fall, crews widened and resurfaced 144th Street Northwest, installed storm drainage facilities and retaining walls, installed street lights, applied temporary striping, and installed guardrails.

A new traffic signal system was activated at the 62nd Avenue Northwest and 144th Street Northwest intersection on Feb. 19, 2020.  

About the Project

The improvements are intended to improve safety and increase the efficiency of the intersection. Improvements will include the following:
  • Installing a traffic signal system.
  • Providing street lighting on 144th Street Northwest.
  • Adding a westbound left-turn lane on 144th Street Northwest at the intersection.
  • Adding a two-way left-turn lane on 144th Street Northwest from 62nd Avenue Northwest to the school parking lot entrance.
  • Providing a northbound left-turn lane and a right-turn lane on 62nd Avenue Northwest.
  • Constructing retaining walls.
  • Adding stormwater treatment facilities and detention vault.
Active Construction Inc. is the contractor. The construction cost is approximately $2.4 million and is funded with County Road Funds.
Project Timeline
February 01, 2019: Bid Opening date

February 12, 2019: Pierce County awarded the contract to Active Construction

March 18, 2019:
 Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

April 8, 2019:
 Anticipated Notice to Proceed

April 26, 2019: Utility window begins

July 1, 2019: Construction resumes

September 2019: Work suspended

February 19, 2020: Traffic signal activation

Mid-2020: Final pavement work

Mid-2020: Construction complete
Contact Us
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Andrew Davis, P.E.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
Phone: (253) 798-6913
Active Construction
Phone: (253) 248-1091
2702 S 42nd St, Ste 109
Tacoma, WA 98409
5110 River Road East
Tacoma, WA 98443