Pierce subarea

Pierce subarea

Twelve applications were submitted by nine jurisdictions seeking $14.1 million for projects in the Pierce subarea. Click on the project titles to review summary information about each project. The overall and factor-specific ratings are based on the application materials linked and separate follow-up discussions that occurred with every applicant.

= Projects preliminarily rated “recommended” or “highly recommended” by Sound Transit staff

1. Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension Streetscape Access Improvements Phase I (Tacoma)

1. Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension Streetscape Access Improvements Phase I (Tacoma)

Project Overview:

This project will add Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant sidewalks, bike facilities, new lighting, street furniture, and landscaping and increase access to the existing Tacoma Link line, the in-construction Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, and regional connections to the Tacoma Dome Station. The project seeks to catalyze Transit Oriented Development, promote an active and healthy lifestyle strategy, create incentives to achieve mode shift targets, attract riders, and increase transfers to other transit services.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Tacoma

Sponsoring Agency: City of Tacoma

Facility: Tacoma Link, Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, Tacoma Dome Station

Amount Requested: $3,500,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Low

2. 26th Street/Tacoma Dome Station Access Improvements (Tacoma)

2. 26th Street/Tacoma Dome Station Access Improvements (Tacoma)

Project Overview:

This project will increase the use of the Tacoma Dome Station, make improvements needed for Pierce Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, set the stage for new Sound Transit Link light rail service, and address existing pedestrian safety and mobility concerns on 26th Street between A Street and F Street. The project will widen sidewalks, add a right turn lane, install a new traffic signal, construct curb ramps and bulb-outs, and add street amenities.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Tacoma

Sponsoring Agency: City of Tacoma

Facility: Tacoma Dome area station (Tacoma Dome Link Extension)

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Low

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Low

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Low

 
Delivery
Plan:

Low

3. Interstate 5 Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Crossing at 62nd Avenue E (Fife)

3. Interstate 5 Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Crossing at 62nd Avenue E (Fife)

Project Overview:

This project includes preliminary design and engineering of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge crossing Interstate 5 between Pacific Highway E and 20th Street E along 62nd Avenue E. I-5 acts as a barrier for nonmotorized travel separating the north and south halves of the Fife community. This bridge, fully accessible and designed for all ages and abilities, will be a vital connection between large numbers of potential transit users, Pierce Transit Routes 500 and 501, and the future Sound Transit light rail station in Fife.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Fife

Sponsoring Agency: City of Fife

Facility: Future Fife Light Rail Station

Amount Requested: $1,650,000

Year of Project Completion: 2024

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

Low

 
Delivery
Plan:

Low

4. Bus Route 497 Accessibility Improvements (Auburn)

4. Bus Route 497 Accessibility Improvements (Auburn)

Project Overview:

This project will design and construct improvements to pedestrian access routes to bus stops that serve the Lakeland Hills Express (Route 497). The improvements include a new pedestrian connection between the Park & Ride and transit stop, a concrete landing at a transit stop, and installation of rapid rectangular flashing beacon (RRFB) systems at pedestrian crossings.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Auburn

Sponsoring Agency: City of Auburn

Facility: Auburn Station

Amount Requested: $250,000

Year of Project Completion: 2020

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Low

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

5. North Downtown Neighborhood Wheelchair Ramp Upgrades (Puyallup)

5. North Downtown Neighborhood Wheelchair Ramp Upgrades (Puyallup)

Project Overview:

This project will improve access for pedestrians and individuals with mobility challenges by installing, replacing, and retrofitting wheelchair ramps and sidewalks in the north downtown neighborhood. Priority will be given to routes from the neighborhood to the Sounder station that have the least Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations and then will focus on routes that have some ADA accommodations, but do not meet current standards.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Puyallup

Sponsoring Agency: City of Puyallup

Facility: Puyallup Station

Amount Requested: $309,672

Year of Project Completion: 2020

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Low

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

6. Bike Lane Expansions on W Stewart Avenue & 4th Street NW (Puyallup)

6. Bike Lane Expansions on W Stewart Avenue & 4th Street NW (Puyallup)

Project Overview:

This project will add five-foot bike lanes, separated from traffic by two-foot buffers where feasible. The bike lanes are intended to be separated from traffic lanes, however, it will be determined in the design phase if this can be achieved at all intersections. This project will address the problem of insufficient width of road for biking at some locations and at intersections where turn pockets exist. The project will require some removal of parking, road widening of an 800-foot section of Stewart Avenue, and modification of some intersection configurations.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Puyallup

Sponsoring Agency: City of Puyallup

Facility: Puyallup Station

Amount Requested: $1,053,345

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

7. Sumner Station Safe Sidewalk/Bike Enhancements (Sumner)

7. Sumner Station Safe Sidewalk/Bike Enhancements (Sumner)

Project Overview:

This project will develop pedestrian and bicycle east-west corridors and north-south connections immediately around Sumner Station. It will construct sidewalk improvements and bicycle facilities to improve visibility and safety of nonmotorized travel to and from Sumner Station, which serves the city and surrounding region. These improvements will help create a safe environment for pedestrians and bicyclists to access Sumner Station.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Sumner

Sponsoring Agency: City of Sumner

Facility: Sumner Station

Amount Requested: $1,500,000

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

8. Rivergrove Community Pedestrian Bridge (Sumner)

8. Rivergrove Community Pedestrian Bridge (Sumner)

Project Overview:

This project funds the design phase for a shared-use pedestrian/bicycle bridge over State Route 410 that will reconnect the entire Rivergrove area to the Sound Transit Station. Currently, residents’ only safe access is a circuitous vehicular route via the already overcrowded State Route 162 because State Route 410 bisects them from the rest of Sumner’s infrastructure. This bridge provides a safe, short, non-vehicular route to Sumner Station, downtown, and two schools.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Sumner

Sponsoring Agency: City of Sumner

Facility: Sumner Station

Amount Requested: $452,000

Year of Project Completion: N/A – design phase

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

9. Elhi Hill Trail Staircase (Bonney Lake)

9. Elhi Hill Trail Staircase (Bonney Lake)

Project Overview:

This project will construct a staircase that connects the existing segment of the Elhi Hill Trail to the Fennel Creek Trail. It will provide a connection between residents in the Angeline Valley and the Bonney Lake Park & Ride located in the city’s downtown center. This segment is approximately 400 feet long and will consist of multiple staircases interconnected by small landings, the installation of a crosswalk on Angeline Road, and a runnel for bicycles.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Bonney Lake

Sponsoring Agency: City of Bonney Lake

Facility: Bonney Lake Park & Ride

Amount Requested: $661,936

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

10. 111th Street/112th Street SW Improvements (Lakewood)

10. 111th Street/112th Street SW Improvements (Lakewood)

Project Overview:

This project constructs curb, gutter, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, street lighting, pavement overlay, and associated storm drainage on both sides of 112th Street SW and 111th Street SW between Bridgeport Way SW and Kendrick Street SW. This project location is the last missing gap for pedestrians and bicyclists to connect to the Sounder Lakewood Station’s pedestrian track crossing. This provides access to the heavily used Pierce Transit bus route 206, Lakewood Transit Center, and neighborhoods to the north and west.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Lakewood

Sponsoring Agency: City of Lakewood

Facility: Lakewood Station

Amount Requested: $1,040,000

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

11. 112th Street Pedestrian Improvements (Pierce County)

11. 112th Street Pedestrian Improvements (Pierce County)

Project Overview:

This project will widen the roadway to provide turn lane(s), pedestrian facilities, and illumination on 112th Street S between C Street S and A Street S. It will close sidewalk network gaps that hinder pedestrian travel approaching the intersection of 112th Street S and State Route 7.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: Pierce County

Sponsoring Agency: Pierce County

Facility: Tacoma Dome Station, SR-512 Park & Ride

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Year of Project Completion: 2025

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High

12. DuPont-Steilacoom Road Improvements (DuPont)

12. DuPont-Steilacoom Road Improvements (DuPont)

Project Overview:

This project will add a new lane in each direction to Dupont-Steilacoom Road between Pendleton Avenue and Wharf Road. The project will construct new sidewalk, curb, and gutter where one does not exist. The new sidewalk will connect a residential neighborhood to the adjacent retail area along DuPont-Steilacoom Road and to Wilmington Drive. This will connect the Bell Hill neighborhood to Wilmington Drive, which connects to the DuPont Park & Ride. Design and environmental study work are currently underway.

ST Subarea: Pierce

City: DuPont

Sponsoring Agency: City of DuPont

Facility: DuPont Station

Amount Requested: $150,000

Year of Project Completion: 2024

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Low

 
 
Connectivity:

Low

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

High