144th Street East Sewer Extension
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.
|Phase 1||160th Street East||Correct subgrade settlement and repave near 58th Avenue East in spring 2024.|
|Phase 2||62nd Avenue East by 144th Street East||Completed|
|Phase 3 ||62nd Avenue East, north of 160th Street East||Correct subgrade settlement and repave north end of the road in spring 2024.|
|Phase 4||152nd Street East, west of 66th Avenue East||Completed|
|Phase 5||62nd Avenue East by 152nd Street East||Completed|
|Phase 6 ||152nd Street East by 58th Avenue East||Completed|
|Phase 7||58th Avenue East (north of 152nd Street East)||Completed|
|Phase 8||58th Avenue East, south of 152nd Street East||Completed|
Sept. 6, 2023
In June, the contractor working for Pierce County completed the pavement restoration work and structure testing in Phases 4, 6, and 8 of the 144th Street East Sewer Extension project.
We identified subgrade settlement in the pavement in Phase 1 on 160th Street East at 58th Avenue East. The contractor plans to repave this area next spring when they return to the north end of Phase 3 on 62nd Avenue East to address another section of subgrade settlement.
Over the next few weeks, we will continue to work with the contractor on the remaining restoration items as the project officially wraps up.
- December 2021: Bid advertisement
- January 2022: Contract awarded to R.L. Alia Company
- May 31, 2022: Construction begins
- Q2 2023: Anticipated completion
- Authorized Budget: $8.1 million
- Funding Source: Revenue from connection charges and monthly sewer rates
- Project #: P-110783
- Contractor: R.L. Alia Company
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.