144th Street East Sewer Extension

Project Area

144th Street East Sewer Extension construction map

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.

Road Closure Schedule

ClosuresLocationEstimated Timeline
Closure 1160th Street East**May 31, 2022 to Aug. 6, 2022
Closure 262nd Avenue East by 144th Street East**Aug. 8 to 13, 2022
Closure 3
62nd Avenue East by 160th Street East**Aug. 15 to Oct. 15, 2022*
Closure 4152nd Street East by 66nd Avenue East**Oct. 13 to Nov. 16, 2022*
Closure 5
62nd Avenue East by 152nd Street East**Nov. 17 to Dec. 3, 2022*
Closure 6
152nd Street East by 58th Avenue East**Dec. 5 to 17, 2022*
Closure 7
58th Avenue East (north of 152nd Street East)**Jan. 4 to 18, 2023*
Closure 8
58th Avenue East (south of 152nd Street East)**Jan. 4 to Feb. 14, 2023*

* Dates may be subject to change.

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

  1. Traffic Impacts
  2. Project Timeline
  3. Funding

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.

The 144th Street East Sewer Extension project is split into eight closures. Please refer to the table above for the latest road closure schedule.

During the road closures, the road will be closed for through traffic. Access for local traffic and emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Detour signs will be placed for drivers and pedestrians.

Closure 1

The contractor is scheduled to work on 160th Street East (Closure 1) between June 6 and Aug. 6, 2022. 

Closure 2

Starting Monday, Aug. 8, 62nd Avenue East by 144th Street East will be closed for the week and is expected to reopen by Aug. 13.

Closure 3

Starting Monday, Aug. 15, 62nd Avenue East between 152nd and 160th Streets East will close for about two months. Please note that the third closure location has changed from the original schedule. The work for this phase is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 15, 2022.

Hours of Work

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. 

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 Updates

  1. June 29, 2022
  2. July 29, 2022
  3. Aug. 8, 2022

The first phase of the 144th Street East Sewer Extension project, north of Frederickson, is making good headway. Road closure on 160th Street East began earlier this month to allow crews to safely excavate up to 23 feet deep to install the new sewer infrastructure in the area, which is currently not served by a public sewer system.

To date, the contractor working for Pierce County has installed more than 1,900 feet of 10-inch PVC pipe and five manholes. 

There will not be any work happening this Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. This phase of the project (Closure 1) is scheduled to wrap up on Aug. 14.IMG_1061


Project contacts

Jason Beaver, CCM

Construction Engineer

253-798-3089 [email protected]

Juan Loyola, P.E.
Construction Engineering Supervisor
[email protected]