Bridge #7195-F McCutcheon Rd E / Canyonfalls Creek (CRP 5846)

What's Happening

Pierce County completed a supplemental study in March 2020 on how to improve McCutcheon Road East at its crossing with Canyonfalls Creek to protect spawning salmon and mitigate roadway flooding risks.

Pierce County will begin design work on a new crossing once additional information about a potential setback levee along McCutcheon Road East is available.

  Contact Information

Kraig Shaner, P.E.
Field Engineering Manager
Phone: (253) 798-2764

2702 S 42nd Street, Suite 109
Tacoma, WA 98409

About the Project

  1. About the Crossing
  2. Proposed Improvements
  3. Next Steps
  4. Other Projects in the Area
  5. Project Timeline

Canyonfalls Creek travels down a steep hill before flowing through a shallow channel located beside McCutcheon Road East for about 150 feet. The creek then crosses under the road through a culvert.

Over the years, the creek has deposited sediment into the shallow channel, raising the creek bed elevation. Currently, the creek is at or near the same elevation of the road, with sandbags preventing water from flowing over the roadway. In order to prevent roadway flooding, Pierce County road maintenance crews previously received permits to remove the sediment and lower the elevation of the creek.

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