Edition 13, October 14, 2010
This project will provide a missing link in the highway system by extending SR 167 from Puyallup to Interstate 5 in Tacoma, with a connection to SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma. The extension will relieve congestion, improve regional mobility, move freight faster and safer, and enhance surface-water quality. This project is not yet funded for construction.
In this issue
- Right of way purchases update
- Fife Harvest Festival
- Interested in learning more about the project?
- Statewide Travel Information
Right of way purchases update
No new properties have been purchased since our e-mail update in December 2009. Our total number of property purchases remains 96, representing about 46 percent of the corridor needed for the highway.
You may have noticed that our maintenance crews mowed the tall grass and weeds on many of the parcels along the corridor.
Fife Harvest Festival
Design office staff visited with more than 120 people on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at the Fife Harvest Festival. It was a good opportunity for the community to ask questions about the project and to express their views. We hope to participate in this event again next year.
Interested in learning more about the project?
If you want to learn more about the project, please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr167/tacomatoedgewood/, contact us via email or by phone at 1-888-323-7732.
Statewide Travel Information
Whether you are driving across the state or across town, construction and maintenance highway work can create challenging road conditions. Know before you go -- check out WSDOT's traffic alerts page, www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic and the 24-hour traveler information line, 5-1-1.
For a complete list of weekly planned highway closures please visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/Regions/Olympic/Construction.
Find the most current information about the SR 167 Extension project online or contact our project staff directly:
Steve Fuchs, Project Manager
WSDOT SR 167 Extension
P.O. Box 47375
Olympia, WA 98504-7446
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