Orting-Kapowsin Highway East - Orville Road East to 246th Street East (CRP 5854)

What’s Happening

Orting-Kapowsin Highway East about 400 feet south of 252nd Street East reopened Aug. 28. Crews replaced a box culvert during a two-week closure.

The work is part of a larger project that runs through mid-October. 

The 3.45-mile section of Orting-Kapowsin Highway East from Orville Road East to 246th Street East will be resurfaced.

Image of the project.

Traffic Impacts

Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. The road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours.

Construction schedule

From Aug. 10-14, crews installed construction signage and prepared the site for the culvert work.

At the culvert location, crews widened the road shoulders, installed guardrails, and installed a wider box culvert that accommodates the roadway changes. The wider culvert will also improve fish passage.

Crews resurfaceed the roadway from late August to mid-September. In mid-September, the road was striped and centerline rumble strips were installed to alert motorists that they have started to cross the centerline. 

In late September, traffic signs were installed and the roadside was restored.  

The project’s contractor is Active Construction Inc. The construction cost is approximately $1.3 million and is funded with state Rural Arterial Program funds and federal Surface Transportation Program (Rural) funds.

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Image of the proposed roadway section.

Project Timeline

February 14, 2020: Bid Opening date

March 2, 2020: Pierce County awarded the contract to Active Construction

April 28, 2020: Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

August 10, 2020: Notice to Proceed

Late October 2020: Work expected to be complete

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

Active Construction


Phone: (253) 248-1091


P.O. Box 430

Puyallup, WA 98371