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.

Project contacts

Jason Beaver, CCM
Construction Engineer
[email protected]

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

Road Closure Schedule

ClosuresLocationEstimated Timeline
Closure 1 (Completed)160th Street EastMay 31, 2022 to Aug. 6, 2022
Closure 2 (Completed) 62nd Avenue East by 144th Street EastAug. 8 to 13, 2022
Closure 3 (Completed)
62nd Avenue East by 160th Street EastAug. 15 to Oct. 8, 2022
Closure 4152nd Street East by 66th Avenue EastOct. 10 to Dec. 3, 2022
Closure 6
152nd Street East by 58th Avenue EastOct. 10 to Dec. 3, 2022 
Closure 5
62nd Avenue East by 152nd Street East
Nov. 7 to Dec. 3, 2022 
Closure 7
58th Avenue East (north of 152nd Street East)Nov. 7 to Dec. 3, 2022 
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.

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Traffic Impacts

Intermittent road closures will be necessary to complete the work.  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.

Closures 4, 5, 6 & 7

As crews continue work on 152nd Street East between 56th Avenue East and 67th Avenue East for the 144th Street East Sewer Extension project near Frederickson, they will also be working on Closures 5 and 7 at the same time. This will help shorten the overall length of the project duration.

Closure 5 will be on 62nd Avenue East, north of 152nd Street East. Closure 7 will be on 58th Avenue East, north of 152nd Street East. 

Closures 4, 5, 6 and 7 are all scheduled to be completed by Dec. 3, 2022.

Hours of Work

The contractor will be working six 10-hour days per week, Monday through Saturday. There will be no work on observed holidays nor on adjacent weekends when the holiday falls on a Friday or Monday.

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

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