Traffic Avenue/SR 410 Interchange

Construction is now underway, which means traffic will get worse in the short-term in order to get better in the long-term. Follow this page and perhaps select to receive weekly email updates from us to help you navigate through construction.

January 20 -January 24

Here's what to expect for upcoming construction activities:

  • Single lane closure on westbound SR 410. This is scheduled for January 23rd from 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Pier 1 (south) Shoring – The Contractor crews would be setting and erecting shoring for pier caps – this work is planned to be undertaken behind the concrete barrier on the eastbound SR 410. Very minor (if any) traffic impacts/slowdowns may be encountered along SR 410 when equipment enters or leaves the barrier zone
  • Ongoing WB off ramp shoulder closure to build Storm Pond via the access road in the NW clover of the west bound SR 410 exit. Work on the storm lines to pond and in the vicinity of Traffic Ave/Thompson intersection is ongoing. This work will be performed during day hours. During these hours, when work is performed along the edges of SR 410 westbound exit near Traffic Ave intersection, minor impacts may be encountered to exiting traffic when equipment and trucks move in and out of the Storm/pond work zone. Traffic control measures along the shoulder of the exit ramp would be in place as well a movable impact attenuator to protect workers and traffic. Westbound SR 410 exiting traffic may encounter occasional slowdowns. There are minor impacts predicted on northbound Thompson, and Traffic Ave towards Sumner at the intersection.
  • Thompson Street from Traffic Ave turnoff closures will still be occasionally utilized as needed for deliveries during the day.


Why we're doing this project:



FUNDING PARTNERS

Please help us in thanking the many partners who came together to fund this project:

  • Transportation Improvement Board (TIB)
  • Puget Sound Regional Council – Surface Transportation Program (2 separate appropriations)
  • Sound Transit
  • Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board
  • Port of Tacoma (2 separate appropriations)
  • Knutson Farms
  • State of Washington (2 separate appropriations)

THE SOLUTION

Reconfigure two intersections and add travel lanes plus multi-modal lanes across SR 410 to streamline the movement of vehicles, freight, pedestrians and bicycles safely and efficiently while encouraging ridership on Sound Transit and support for South Sound businesses.

Project budget is approximately $17 million.

Construction is now underway, which means traffic will get worse in the short-term in order to get better in the long-term. Follow this page and perhaps select to receive weekly email updates from us to help you navigate through construction.

January 20 -January 24

Here's what to expect for upcoming construction activities:

  • Single lane closure on westbound SR 410. This is scheduled for January 23rd from 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Pier 1 (south) Shoring – The Contractor crews would be setting and erecting shoring for pier caps – this work is planned to be undertaken behind the concrete barrier on the eastbound SR 410. Very minor (if any) traffic impacts/slowdowns may be encountered along SR 410 when equipment enters or leaves the barrier zone
  • Ongoing WB off ramp shoulder closure to build Storm Pond via the access road in the NW clover of the west bound SR 410 exit. Work on the storm lines to pond and in the vicinity of Traffic Ave/Thompson intersection is ongoing. This work will be performed during day hours. During these hours, when work is performed along the edges of SR 410 westbound exit near Traffic Ave intersection, minor impacts may be encountered to exiting traffic when equipment and trucks move in and out of the Storm/pond work zone. Traffic control measures along the shoulder of the exit ramp would be in place as well a movable impact attenuator to protect workers and traffic. Westbound SR 410 exiting traffic may encounter occasional slowdowns. There are minor impacts predicted on northbound Thompson, and Traffic Ave towards Sumner at the intersection.
  • Thompson Street from Traffic Ave turnoff closures will still be occasionally utilized as needed for deliveries during the day.


Why we're doing this project:



FUNDING PARTNERS

Please help us in thanking the many partners who came together to fund this project:

  • Transportation Improvement Board (TIB)
  • Puget Sound Regional Council – Surface Transportation Program (2 separate appropriations)
  • Sound Transit
  • Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board
  • Port of Tacoma (2 separate appropriations)
  • Knutson Farms
  • State of Washington (2 separate appropriations)

THE SOLUTION

Reconfigure two intersections and add travel lanes plus multi-modal lanes across SR 410 to streamline the movement of vehicles, freight, pedestrians and bicycles safely and efficiently while encouraging ridership on Sound Transit and support for South Sound businesses.

Project budget is approximately $17 million.

Ask Project Managers Michael Kosa and Andrew Leach your question(s) about the project and its construction.

Q&A

  • In regard to future parking, I suggest allowing commuter parking in the RPZ. I’d be willing to pay $50 per month for a sure spot. Each block could have a handful of slots, leaving the majority of slots to home owners. This no parking at all RPZ is just silly. Also, rentable scooters on the Puyallup and Sumner side would help SOME of us. Since traffic is terrible, it can take me 30 minutes to drive 3 miles, park, and catch my train. Simply intolerable!

    mayowan16 asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion.

  • Will traffic from Puyallup still have to make a left turn in order to access HWY 167 north?

    tvgjheino asked 2 months ago

    Yes, traffic from Puyallup will still have to make a left turn in order to access HWY 167 north. There will be a new dedicated left turn lane and green/flashing yellow arrow signal for this turning movement. 

  • The arrows for "To Tacoma/Seattle" and "To Bonney Lake" seem to be in the wrong place.

    LesleyP26 asked 5 months ago

    The City will inspect the detour signs and correct them if they have been installed incorrectly. Thank you for the heads up!

  • Where will sound transit commuters park once the project is complete, since the City of Sumner is no longer allowing them to park on streets near the station?

    lacey07 asked 4 months ago

    Yes, we realize it's getting really, really tough and trying to balance commuter parking (i.e. down Academy Street) with residents needing access during the day and businesses needing parking is no picnic. We're talking to Sound Transit to try to find some other options for commuters. Any suggestions? 

  • We need a Photo-enforced traffic camera on these intersections... trucks are running red lights at full speed... We need an ordinance that prohibits "Intersection blocking"... cars are crowding the intersections and stopping traffic from moving...

    jak_raft asked 4 months ago

    With this project there will be a new layout and traffic signal design at each of the intersections at either end of the Traffic Avenue Bridge. These instances of "intersection blocking" should be solved once the project is complete.

  • Now that a contractor has been selected, when is construction expected to begin?

    dacoobob asked 6 months ago

    Sorry just saw this! I am working out the kinks of this new website! Construction officially started on September 9th, 2019!