SR 164 - East Auburn Access

Project News

  • The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is leading this project to improve transportation in the area with the support of project partners, WSDOT and the City of Auburn.
  • Attend one of the open houses for this project:  Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Muckleshoot Elders Complex, 17800 SE 392nd St., Auburn or Tuesday, July 24, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Auburn Community and Events Center, 910 9th Street SE, Auburn.
  • ​​We want your feedback about how you use SR 164 and what improvements should be considered. Please take a short survey to help us develop solutions that work for the community.
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Needs & Benefits

  • Improves congestion: Reduces travel time, decreases queuing that blocks driveways and intersections, and improves reliability for emergency response for the section of SR 164 between SR 18 in Auburn and Dogwood Street Southeast on the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation. This segment has recurring congestion and traffic backups that extend through intersections. It will also help move people and goods more smoothly through the corridor.
  • Improves safety: Reducing congestion reduces the potential for collisions. The project will also look at options to improve safety for cars, trucks, buses, bikes and people of all abilities.
  • Accommodates growth: Allows for current and future land use in the urban growth areas of King County, Auburn, Enumclaw, and the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation.

What can people expect?
The SR 164 East Auburn Access improvement project is just beginning and we are collecting input about the community’s potential concerns and challenges with this proposed improvement.


  • July 17, 2018 - Open house at Muckleshoot Elders Complex
  • July 24, 2018 - Open house at Auburn Community and Events Center 
  • Summer 2018: Project will evaluate potential solutions.
  • Fall 2018: Identify a preferred solution and environmental review strategy.


This project received $15 million from the 2015 Connecting Washington transportation package.



A map showing the area that will be affected by the SR 18 east Auburn access.