Route 167 construction to begin in 2020

Real Estate

Construction is scheduled to begin early next year on the $1 billion project to extend state Route 167 from North Meridian Avenue in Puyallup to the Port of Tacoma by 2028.

The project will begin in Fife with a new, four-lane bridge over Interstate 5 at 70th Avenue East and a roundabout at 70th Avenue East/U.S. 99. That part of the project will take about two years.

“The contractor will be out doing some testings and borings of the soil over the next couple of months, but people won’t start to notice actual construction with high-visibility fencing and equipment out there until the end of January,” said Chris Hoffman, spokesman for the Puget Sound Gateway program.

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