B Street Interceptor Phase 3

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About the project

This project is the third of multiple phases to install new gravity sewer pipeline near Mountain Highway East to serve the growing population of the south Pierce County community. 

The project will extend sewer access to unsewered properties, encourage further development in the Spanaway Basin area, and provide capacity relief to other sewer mainlines in the area.

Pierce County will be installing approximately 5,500 feet of sewer interceptor pipes along B Street East from 192nd Street East to Hidden Village Drive/10th Avenue East (near the Walmart entrance).

The connection between Ellis Lane East and 8th Avenue East will cut across a Pierce County property and easement.

What is a sewer interceptor?

 A sewer interceptor is a major sewer line that receives wastewater flows from multiple collection lines. These could be main or trunk sewers, or force mains, or other kinds of sewer lines. This combined flow is then directed to a wastewater treatment facility or another interceptor.

Project contact

Jason Beaver, CCM
Construction Engineer
(253) 798-3089
[email protected]

Juan Loyola, PE
Construction Engineering Supervisor
(253) 798-2281
[email protected]

Road Closure Schedule*

PhasesLocationEstimated Timeline
Phase 1May - June 2023
192nd Street East between B Street East and 5th Avenue East
Phase 2Nov. 14 - Dec. 17, 2022
B Street East between 192nd Street East and 196th Street East
Phase 3
Oct. 24 - Nov. 21, 2022
Intersection of state Route 7/Mountain Highway East and B Street East
Phase 4Dec. 6 - 30, 2022
196th Street East between B Street East and Ellis Lane East
Phase 5June - July 2023
Ellis Lane East
Phase 6January - February 2023
8th Avenue East between 197th Street Court East and 204th Street East
Phase 7February - March 2023
200th Street East between 8th Avenue East and Hidden Village Drive/10th Avenue East
Phase 8March 2023
Hidden Village Drive/10th Avenue East between 200th Street East and 204th Street East

* Tentative schedule. Dates may be subject to change. Some work, including final pavement restoration, will be completed after all other phased activities are complete.

  1. Impacts
  2. Timeline
  3. Funding

Traffic Impacts

Intermittent road closures will be necessary to complete the work. 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 also be placed for drivers and pedestrians.

Road closures on work zone 3 will be in effect from Oct. 24 through Nov. 21. During work zone 3, access to SR 7 from B Street East and Pirnie Road East will be closed. Drivers should use Field Road East as an alternative route.
  
From Nov. 14 through Dec. 17, the road closure for work zone 2 will be in effect, where B Street East between 192nd Street East and 196th Street East will be closed for through traffic. 

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.

Note: Crews will be working on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. There will be no work from Nov. 24 through Nov. 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

What does this mean for me?


Benefits

The project will extend sewer access to unsewered properties, encourage further development in the Spanaway Basin area, and provide capacity relief to other sewer mainlines in the area.

Homeowners

Pierce County will maintain existing sewer connections and make connections to the new interceptor where applicable. Pierce County will maintain service in the area without interruption by bypassing existing sewer flows.

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.

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.