ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Improvement Program - 2021 (CRP 5922)

What’s Happening

Construction on Group 2 of the 2021 ADA Improvement Program (CRP 5922) began June 23. The majority of the work is complete. Minimal work is expected to take place in August.


Construction on Group 1 began July 29, and is expected to be complete in mid-August.


About the Project
Planned improvements are intended to improve accessibility and sidewalk connectivity.


The 2021 locations include:


Group 1:
Ainsworth Avenue South at
110 Street South
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Group 2:
168th Street East
(Gem Heights Drive East to 171st Street Court East)
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Group 1 Improvements

About 90 feet of sidewalk will be replaced along Ainsworth Avenue South north of the road’s intersection with 110th Street South. The new sidewalk will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Crews will also install curb ramps that are compliant with the ADA on the north sides of the intersection.


Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours.


Pedestrian access will be maintained through the project area.

Group 2 Improvements

Sections of sidewalk that are not in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards will be removed and replaced on both sides of the road.


Curb ramps that are not in compliance with the ADA will be removed and replaced with ADA-compliant curb ramps. Curb ramps will also be added at locations that currently don’t have ramps. 


New curbs and gutters will be installed at sites where the sidewalks and curb ramps are replaced.


Traffic impacts

Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The two-lane road may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours. 


Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project area.

Contractor and funding

Sound Pacific Construction, LLC is the project contractor for both locations. The construction cost for both locations is approximately $465,000 and is funded with County Road Funds.

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

April 7, 2021: Bid Opening date


April 19, 2021: Pierce County awarded the contract Sound Pacific Construction LLC


June 3, 2021: Pierce County hosted the Pre-Construction Meeting


June 23, 2021: Work expected to start on Group 2

Contact Us


Andrew Davis, P.E.

Construction Supervisor

Phone: (253) 798-6913

Address:

2702 S 42nd Street, Suite 109

Tacoma, WA 98409

Sound Pacific Construction

Contractor

Phone: (253) 514-6226

Address:

6708 144th St NW Ste A

Gig Harbor, WA 98332