Work to install an interim traffic signal system and street lighting at the 94th Avenue East and 144th Street East intersection in South Hill will begin Jan. 20. Currently, the intersection is configured as a four-way stop.
Work is expected to be complete by mid-March. Motorists can expect intermittent delays, as there will be alternating one-way traffic at times. Motorists should use alternate routes when possible.
The interim traffic signal system is being installed to improve traffic flow through the intersection while funding is obtained for a project to widen the roadway between 136th Street East and 147th Street East. The permanent signal system is not expected to be installed until 2022.
RW Scott Construction of Auburn is the contractor. The construction cost is approximately $217,300. The project is funded through Traffic Impact Fees and County Road Funds.
A project webpage is available here.
Henry Gertje, P.E., Pierce County Public Works and Utilities construction engineering supervisor