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SR 164 - SE 408 St to 196th Ave SE Vicinity - Pavement Repair & ADA

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A small picture of crews sawcutting old concrete panels on SR 164 in Auburn.
Crews work to cut out old concrete panels on SR 164 in Auburn.


March 2017

  • Work is underway to repair and replace the damaged concrete.
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Why is WSDOT repaving this section of SR 164?
SR 164 is the main highway serving the Muckleshoot Reservation, as well as connecting Auburn and Enumclaw. About 10,000 vehicles use this highway each day.

About 2 miles of this section of SR 164 east of the White River Amphitheater is made up of concrete panels that are almost 70 years old. Thirty-eight of the panels are damaged to the point that they must be replaced. Crews will also grind the entire 2-mile concrete section to smooth the roadway and seams between the concrete panels.

Near the intersection of SR 164 and Southeast 196th Avenue a short section of highway is paved with asphalt, which has ruts and cracks. Crews will grind off the old asphalt and repave a new layer of asphalt about 2 inches thick on this section.

Other SR 164 projects
This project is one of three scheduled on SR 164:
• WSDOT will also repave SR 164 between SR 18 and 17th Street Southeast this summer.
• The city of Auburn is making safety improvements to the highway near the Muckleshoot Casino.

The End Result
This preservation project will provide a smoother, safer highway for drivers.

Project Benefits
Preservation – Replacing broken panels, grinding the concrete and repaving the asphalt on this section of highway will improve the surface and extend the life of the highway.

Safety – This project will remove ruts where water puddles and reduces traction, creating a smoother, safer surface for drivers.

What is the project timeline?
November 2016: Project advertised for competitive bidding.
December 2016: Contract awarded to C.A. Carey Corporation.
Spring 2017: Construction will begin.
Fall 2017: Work will be completed.

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 116406E, 116406G
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,621
CWA $0
Total $2,621

Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.

How can I get more information?
Lisa Van Cise
WSDOT communications

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