Crews repaved and resurfaced about 5.5 miles of SR 164 from Hemlock Street Southeast to Southeast 408th Street between Auburn and Enumclaw. Improvements were also made to three pedestrian ramps to meet ADA requirements.
SR 164 carries up to 23,000 vehicles each day and it hadn't been paved since 1998.
Increasing traffic volumes and weather had contributed to the deterioration of the existing pavement resulting in noticeable ruts and cracks.
Repaving the highway eliminates potholes and helps prevent future potholes and wheel ruts, making for a smoother and safer ride for drivers.
Upgrading pedestrian ramps provide a safer transition to cross the road.
| Economic Incentive
Repaving the highway extends the life of SR 164 and keeps it in good working condition for travelers who rely on it. Repaving reduces the need for emergency repairs that are costly to taxpayers and can cause additional congestion during peak commute times.
Partnerships & Cooperation
WSDOT worked closely with the City of Auburn to coordinate with a nearby widening project.
We also worked with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe to ensure crews did not disturb any nearby areas that may contain Native American artifacts.
Total estimated project cost is $3.9 million, funded through Pre-Existing Funds (PEF).
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