Pierce County will install a long-term bypass sewer system on Steilacoom Boulevard, west of Lakewood Drive in Lakewood. The project will move the pump equipment from the middle of Steilacoom Boulevard to the south side of the sidewalk between Gravelly Lake Drive and Lakewood Drive.

Starting 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, north and southbound traffic of Lakewood Drive will be restricted to one lane per direction with a left turn lane. The two southbound lanes, south of Steilacoom Boulevard SW, will be closed to allow contractor access to a sewer manhole along Lakewood Drive SW. All lanes on Lakewood Drive are expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23. Please consult the Lakewood Drive Sewer Repair map or follow the signs posted in the area.

Starting 7 a.m. Aug. 23, contractors will begin installing a new manhole and moving the bypass system off Steilacoom Boulevard. Traffic on Steilacoom Boulevard between Lakewood Drive SW and Gravelly Lake Drive SW will be fully closed for two weeks. Please consult the Steilacoom Blvd. SW Sewer Repair Detour map or follow the posted detour route to access Steilacoom Boulevard SW between Bridgeport Way and Gravelly Lake Drive. All roads and sidewalks are expected to reopen by 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, when the temporary sewer bypass relocation is complete.

Please drive with caution and expect traffic delays throughout the area during the project. Learn more about the project at piercecountywa.gov/LakewoodSewerMain.

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