159th Street South/159th Street East (SR-7 to 300' east of B St E) (CRP 5926)

What’s Happening
Engineering: We are beginning the design engineering for the project. Currently we are gathering information about the existing site conditions and initiating contact with utility companies.

Land: Additional right-of-way needs will be assessed.

Surveying: County surveyors will be in the area gathering field data of the project area.

Image of the project vicinity map.
Image of the road project.

About the Project
Planned improvements to 159th Street South/159th Street East from SR-7 to 300 feet east of B Street East (CRP 5926) are intended to increase safety and access for nonmotorized transportation. The improvements would include the following:

  • Constructing paved shoulders, cement concrete curb, gutter, and sidewalk.
  • Extending the two-way left-turn lane to B Street East.
  • Reconstructing the existing traffic signal system and providing pedestrian improvements at the 159th Street East/B Street East intersection.
  • Installing LED lighting on each side of 159th Street South/159th Street East.
Image of the project's typical roadway section.
Project Timeline

September 2020 to April 2022Field data collection, preliminary engineering, environmental review, preliminary plans, estimate, final right-of-way plans. 

May 2022 to Early 2025: Right-of-way acquisition, final engineering, environmental permitting, finalization of construction plans, specifications, and estimate.

Spring 2025: Start construction.

Contact Us

Letticia M. Neal, P.E.
Transportation Improvement Section Manager
Phone: (253) 798-7041

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