121st Street South (C St S to SR7) (CRP 5878)

What’s happening

Bike lanes and sidewalks will be added to 121st Street South from C Street South to State Route 7 during a project that started July 13. The work expected to be complete in mid-October.

The project area is located near Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland. 

Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours. Access for pedestrians and bicyclists will be maintained.

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About the Project

The road shoulders will be widened to accommodate paved bike lanes, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping.

A marked crosswalk with a pedestrian-activated flashing beacon will be added approximately 50 feet west of the Pierce Transit transfer station. 

Street lights will also be added, along with an enclosed storm drainage system and stormwater treatment facilities.

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Construction Schedule

Crews removed vegetation and debris from the project area July 13.

From mid-July to mid-August, crews installed the enclosed storm drainage system. Crews installed the curbs, gutters, and sidewalks from mid-August to mid-September. 

Crews will pave the roadway in September. Late in the month, crews will clean up the site and add landscaping. In early October, the flashing beacon will be activated, the street lights will be installed, and the road, crosswalk and bike lanes will be striped. 

The project’s contractor is Axum General Construction Inc. The construction cost is approximately $821,000. This project is funded with federal Surface Transportation Program (Urban) funds and County Road Funds.

Project Timeline

May 15, 2020: Bid Opening date

June 2, 2020: Pierce County awarded the contract to Axum General Construction Inc.

June 4, 2020: Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting

July 13, 2020: Anticipated Notice to Proceed

Mid-October 2020: Construction expected to be complete

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