144th Street East Sewer Extension

Project Area

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About the Project

Pierce County Planning and Public Works will be installing new sewer pipes to serve approximately 290 acres of Urban Growth Area that is currently not served by public sewer service. 


This construction project will include the installation of approximately 12,360 feet of gravity sewer pipe, 1,150 feet of pressure sewer pipe, 34 concrete manholes, five corrosion resistant manholes, and a valve vault.


New sewer mains will extend from existing facilities at the intersections of 144th Avenue E and 62nd Avenue East, 152nd Street East and 66th Avenue East, and 160th Street East and Canyon Road East.  


The extensions will provide improved access to public sewer facilities to the unsewered area bordered by 144th Street East to the north, 160th Street East to the south, Canyon Road East to the west and 66th Avenue East to the east. A private dryline located in 58th Avenue Court East will also connect to the public sewer system.

The 144th Street East Sewer Extension project is split into eight closures:

ClosuresLocationEstimated Timeline
Closure 1160th Street East**May 31, 2022* to Aug. 14, 2022
Road closure in effect June 6, 2022. 
Closure 2
62nd Avenue East by 144th Street East**Aug. 15-21, 2022*
Closure 3
152nd Street East**Aug. 22 to Sept. 25, 2022*
Closure 4
62nd Avenue East by 152nd Street East**Sept. 26 to Oct. 9, 2022*
Closure 5
62nd Avenue East by 160th Street East**
Oct. 10 to Dec. 4, 2022*
Closure 6
152nd Street East**Dec. 5-23, 2022*
Closure 7
58th Avenue East (north of 152nd Street East)**
Jan. 9-22, 2023*
Closure 8
58th Avenue East (south of 152nd Street East)**Jan. 23 to March 4, 2023*

* Dates may be subject to change.

** Some work, including final pavement restoration, will be completed after all other phased activities are complete.

Traffic Impacts

Intermittent road closures will be necessary to complete the work. The contractor will be required to provide advance notice of any closures and maintain local and emergency vehicle access. Sign up to receive project updates via email.


Closure 1

The contractor is scheduled to work on 160th Street East (Closure 1) between May 31, 2022* and Aug. 14, 2022. Starting June 6, 2022, 160th Street East will be closed for all traffic, except local and emergency services, between Canyon Road East and 63rd Avenue Court East. Portable message signs will be set up one week prior to commencement of work.



Hours of Work

During the 160th Street East (Closure 1) road closure, the contractor will be working six 12-hour days per week, Monday through Saturday. There will be no work on observed holidays.

*Start date may be subject to change based on material availability. 

Project Timeline

  • December 2021: Bid advertisement
  • January 2022: Contract awarded to R.L. Alia Company
  • May 31, 2022: Construction to begin
  • Spring 2023: Anticipated completion 

Funding

  • Authorized Budget: $8.1 million  
  • Funding Source: Revenue from connection charges and monthly sewer rates
  • Project #: P-110783

What does this mean for me?

Privately owned property in County right-of-way 

The contractor will need to make use of the county right-of-way to install the sewer line. Property owners may need to remove privately owned items within the right-of-way that they wish to salvage prior to construction.


Connecting Dry Sewer Lines

Upon completion of this project, several property owners with interim on-site septic systems will be notified to connect to the public sewer system. Property owners will have six months (180 days) after receiving notification from Pierce County to complete the connection and decommission the on-site septic. Learn more about dry sewer lines.

Project contacts

Jason Beaver, CCM

Construction Engineer

253-798-3089 [email protected]

Juan Loyola, P.E.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
253-798-2281
[email protected]