159th Street South/159th Street East (SR7 to 3rd Ave Ct E) (CRP 5926)

What’s Happening
Engineering: We completed the field survey for the project site and are currently finalizing right-of-way plans and preliminary construction plans for the project.

Land: Additional right-of-way needs are being assessed.

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

About the Project
Planned improvements to 159th Street South/159th Street East from SR7 to 3rd Avenue Court East 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 3rd Avenue Court 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 March 2023Field data collection, preliminary engineering, environmental review, preliminary plans, estimate, final right-of-way plans. 

March 2023 to Early 2026: Right-of-way acquisition, final engineering, environmental permitting, finalization of construction plans, specifications, and estimate.

Summer 2026: Start construction.

Contact Us

Omar Barron, P.E.

Design Supervisor

Phone: (253) 798-2168

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