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SR 164 - SR 18 to 17th St SE - Paving & ADA Compliance

A small map of the paving project on SR 164 in Auburn.
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of the SR 164 paving project in Auburn.

A small picture showing a pothole on SR 164 in Auburn.
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of SR 164 in Auburn that will be repaved.


March 2017

  • The project will be advertised for competitive bidding this month.
  • Read the latest news release about upcoming work.
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Why is WSDOT repaving SR 164 in Auburn?
The pavement on State Route 164 near the State Route 18 interchange in Auburn is cracked and deteriorating with wheel ruts and potholes from years of vehicle traffic.

Contractor crews working for WSDOT will grind and repave both directions of SR 164 between the SR 18 interchange and 17th St SE.
WSDOT contractor crews will also improve 22 sidewalk ramps to create a smoother transition for pedestrians.

Other nearby projects

Three projects are scheduled in the Auburn/Enumclaw area this summer:

  • Two WSDOT paving projects: on SR 164 between Southeast 408th Street and 196th Avenue Southeast and on SR 410 between the White River Bridge and SR 164.
  • The city of Auburn is making safety improvements to the highway near the Muckleshoot Casino.

The End Result
Drivers on SR 164 will have nearly one mile of new pavement in both directions and pedestrians will have 22 new sidewalk ramps. 

Project Benefits
Preservation - Drivers on SR 164 in Auburn will have a smoother driving surface and the road will be preserved for years to come.

Safety - The smoother road surface will keep water from pooling in potholes and wheel ruts and the new pedestrian ramps will be wider with a more gradual slope to make it easier to access the sidewalk from the street.

What is the project timeline?
March 2017- Advertise for competitive bidding
June 2017- Construction scheduled to start
Summer 2017- Construction expected to be complete

Financial Information

Financial Data for PIN 116401B, 116401C
Funding Source Amount ($ in thousands)
2003 Gas Tax (Nickel Funding) $0
2005 Gas Tax (TPA) $0
Pre-Existing Funds (PEF) $2,136
CWA $0
Total $2,136

The estimated total project cost is $2.3 million.

How can I get more information?
Tom Pearce
WSDOT communications

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