Project Name: Phase 1 Stewart Rd Improvements and Phase II Stewart Rd Bridge Replacement

Permit Application No:  PLN-2020-0036

Location: Stewart Rd SE/8th St E from Valentine Ave SE to 140th Ave Ct E spanning the City of Sumner and City of Pacific. Township 20 North, Range 4 East, Section 1.

Description of Proposal:  This project is using phased review under WAC 197-11-060 (5). The work will be completed in two phases. Phase I –  Stewart Rd Improvements is scheduled to begin 2021 and include work at Stewart Rd SE from Valentine Ave SE to the easterly edge of Butte Avenue SE.  Work will include widening the existing road from 2 lanes to 4-5 lanes, construction of curb, gutter, sidewalks, planter strips, illumination, signalization and a center median.  The project will include driveway improvements on adjacent properties along Butte Ave SE north of the intersection. Phase II –  Stewart Rd Bridge Replacement is scheduled to begin in 2023 and will occur from the easterly edge of Butte Avenue SE to 140th St Ct E.  Work will include replacement of the existing 2 lane concrete tee beam bridge across the White River.  The existing bridge will be replaced with a 4-lane standard pre-cast concrete girder bridge with a shared use path and a sidewalk. Phase II will include additional phased environmental review.

Applicant: Michael Kosa, Associate City Engineer, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner WA, 98390

Lead Agency: City of Sumner

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030 (2)(c).  This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency.  The responsible official further determines that additional environmental “phased review” consistent with WAC 197-11-060(5) will be included for this proposed project.   This information is available to the public on request.

This DNS is issued under 197-11-340 (2); the lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days from September 22, 2020.  

Responsible Official: Ryan Windish Position/Title:  Community Development Director

Address: 1104 Maple Street Suite 250, Sumner, WA 98390         

Phone: (253) 299- 5524

Questions or comments:      Scott Waller, Associate Planner:       

Associated Documents:


  1. Opportunity shall be provided for the Tribes to review and comment on final design of the phase II bridge replacement project and its associated habitat management plan during the bridge replacement project shoreline permit.
  • Development within shoreline jurisdiction shall receive approval of necessary shoreline permits prior to development permit issuance for work in shoreline jurisdiction.
  • Each phase of the project shall include a habitat management plan for review and approval, addressing project impacts to shoreline and critical areas.
  • The footprint of any development proposed within the floodway and or floodplain shall provide analysis consistent with SMC 15.52, SMC 16.40 and SMC 16.56.
  • In the event that archaeological materials are encountered during the development of the property, an archaeologist shall immediately be notified and work halted in the vicinity of the find until the materials can be inspected and assessed. At that time, the appropriate persons are to be notified of the exact nature and extent of the resource so that measures can be taken to secure them. In the event of inadvertently discovered human remains or indeterminate bones, pursuant to RCW 68.50.645, all work must stop immediately and law enforcement should be contacted. Any remains should be covered and secured against further disturbance, and communication established with local police, the DAHP, and any concerned tribal agencies.
  • All storm drainage facilities installed as part of Phase I – Stewart Road/Butte Ave. E. improvements shall meet the requirements of the 2016 King County Surface Water Design Manual and the 2016 Edition of the King County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Manual as adopted by reference under Pacific Municipal Code (PMC) 24.08.100.