- The Request for Qualifications is currently on advertisement. WSDOT will evaluate the Submittal of Qualifications and select three teams that will be invited to submit Proposals. The Request for Proposals will be advertised in June, 2013.
- The WSDOT Geotechnical Office has completed the Supplement to the Geotechnical Data Report, and the Geotechnical Baseline Report for the project.
- WSDOT is working toward finalizing the NEPA Environmental Documentation and acquiring a revised Record of Decision for the project by the summer of 2013.
- The project team is finalizing the utility relocation plan and is working with property owners to acquire the right-of-way necessary to construct the project.
- WSDOT is working with permitting agencies to obtain environmental permits for the project.
This project will use the design-build method of project delivery. WSDOT is completing the preliminary design parameters for the new bridge and alignment, project staging, construction, and ultimate configuration.
WSDOT determined this project will be awarded based on a two-step design-build process due to the complex soil conditions. WSDOT will provide potential design-build teams with a baseline structure and construction staging approach in the Request For Proposals. Design-build teams will be provided an opportunity to propose innovations to the baseline plan.
WSDOT will obtain the right-of-way and environmental permits necessary to complete the project.
Why is WSDOT
replacing the SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge?
The existing steel bridge built in 1925 is structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.
In January of 2011, WSDOT implemented a load restriction requiring vehicles larger than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight to use the right lane only. This is due to floor beam deterioration that was detected during a routine bridge inspection. Due to the load restriction and structural deterioration, the replacement of the bridge has been fully funded and advanced ahead of the SR 167 – Tacoma to Edgewood New Freeway Construction project.
The End Result
This project replaces the existing northbound bridge with a new two lane structure, preserving the structural and functional integrity of the roadway.
Improved Structure: The new structure will be designed and built to current engineering and seismic standards.
Safety: Wider shoulder, lanes, and an 8-foot sidewalk will enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety.
What is the project timeline?
WSDOT plans to advertise the Request for Qualifications the spring of 2013, the Request for Proposals the summer of 2013, and have a Design-Build team on board by fall of 2013. Design is expected to be complete by the summer 2014 at which time construction will commence. Construction of the new bridge is scheduled to be complete by late 2015.
Project signage will reflect the cost of construction engineering, project bid award and sales tax.
This project is funded from the following sources:
Federal BR – $1,641,874
Federal - NHPP - $27,590,116
State – $1,281,105
Total Funding available from all sources: $30,513,095
How can I get more information?
WSDOT SR 167 Puyallup River Bridge Replacement
PO Box 47440
Olympia, WA 98504-7440
Phone: (360) 357-2606
Claudia Bingham Baker
WSDOT Olympic Region
5720 Capitol Boulevard SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
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