- Crews are relocating utilities in advance of this project. See the Olympic Region Weekly Construction and Traffic Update report for current impacts to traffic.
- The replacement bridge will be built while drivers use the existing bridge. After roughly eight months of construction, traffic will be shifted onto the new bridge. During that time, drivers can expect one high-impact weekend of one-way alternating traffic.
Why is WSDOT
designing a new SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge?
The SR 162 Puyallup River Bridge is showing signs of deterioration, not unusual for a bridge that is 78 years old.
The current (McMillin) bridge is too narrow to safely accommodate today's traffic. Engineers have designed a new bridge with a wider roadway width that meets current engineering and safety standards.
The existing bridge is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. WSDOT continues to consult with interested parties regarding preservation of the bridge that will be left in place.
The End Result
The end result is a new wider, safer bridge.
Safety - This project addresses bridge safety and roadway concerns. The new bridge will have wider lanes and shoulders that reduce the potential for collisions.
What is the project timeline?
- The project was awarded to Selby Bridge Company Dec. 9, 2014.
- Construction is expected to start late Jan. 2015.
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Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
How can I get more information?
Claudia Bingham Baker
Olympic Region Communications
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