264th St. E culvert repairs

What’s Happening

264th Street East remains closed to through traffic between Orting Kapowsin Highway East and 118th Avenue East following a culvert washout on Jan. 7, 2022.

We are currently developing the repair plan.

Detour route

The culvert washout occurred approximately 900 feet west of 134th Ave E. The road is closed at that location. Local access is allowed on either side of the closure area. 

An updated signed detour route will go into effect April 7. It will take motorists from Orting Kapowsin Highway E to 224th St. E to 108th Ave. E to 110th Ave. E.

264th Street East damage
Map of detour route for 264th Street East culvert washout


A ditch that flows through the culvert located underneath 264th Street East experienced high waters during an early January 2022 storm. The ditch connects to South Creek.

About half of the culvert washed out and damaged the road surface, leaving the road unsafe to drive on. Please do not move the barricades, or walk/drive in the closure area.

Repair plan

Work to collect site information such as survey data, the locations of survey infrastructure, and soil samples is complete. We are currently designing the repair, procuring materials, identifying next steps for permitting, and developing the repair schedule.

The new culvert will be designed to support fish passage. While the original culvert was 36 inches in diameter, the new culvert will be 16 feet wide.

We expect to replace the culvert and repair the road this spring, pending permitting. The road will remain closed until the repair is complete.

264th Street East culvert damage
Contact Us

Sarah Grice, Engineering Supervisor

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Reception: (253) 798-6000


7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


4812 196th St. E

Spanaway, WA 98387