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Notice Of Decision

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Sumner SEPA Official has issued a MDNS threshold determination for Phase II of the Stewart Road improvement and bridge replacement project, Phase I included road improvements beginning at Valintine Ave and ending at the eastern edge of Butte Ave, Phase II of the project includes replacing the existing two-lane Stewart Rd bridge with a new four lane bridge including a shared use path on the north side of roadway. Additional details can be found below and with the project documents.

The public has the right to review the contents of the official file for the proposal, provide written comments, participate in the public hearings/meetings, and request a copy of the final decision.

Comments may be emailed to Scott Waller at scottw@sumnerwa.gov or by mail to 1104 Maple St. Sumner, WA 98390. Comments will be accepted if filed with the Development Services Department on or before 5:00pm on March 28, 2023

Project Name: Stewart Road Bridge Replacement Project Phase II 

Permit Application Number: SEPA-2022-0008

Project No: PRJ-2020-0007

Location: Stewart Rd SE/8th St E from Butte Ave to 140th Ave Ct E spanning the City of Sumner, Pacific and unincorporated Pierce County, WA within Section 1 of Township 20N and Range 04E at approximately river mile 4.9 of the White River. 

Parcel(s) #: Work primarily occurs in ROW

Description of Proposal: Proposal for Phase II of the Stewart Rd improvement and bridge replacement, consisting of the replacement of the existing two-lane bridge with a new four lane bridge with a shared use path on the north side of roadway.  Adjacent intersections at Butte Ave and 140th Street Ct E will be modified to accommodate the new roadway grade and lane configuration.  New bridge work will include removal of existing bridge, temporary work platforms, instillation of drilled shafts, girder placement, bridge deck construction, abutment and pier cap construction, paving and marking.   In addition to the bridge work, the project will also include illumination, utility relocation, planting and revegetation, signage and walls. Phase I of this project is underway west of Butte Ave and will tie into Phase II.

Applicant: Michael Kosa, Public Works, City of Sumner, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner WA 98390

Date of Application: November 1, 2022

Date of Complete Application: December 14th, 2022

Hearing Date: No hearing is scheduled for this SEPA, associated shoreline permits will include a public hearing that will include separate noticing.

Location/Zoom Link: NA

Zoning: Project takes place in public ROW and industrial zones.

SEPA: MDNS is issued, see associated MDNS document

Other Required Permits:                        

  • Shoreline substantial development permit
  • Shoreline conditional use and variance
  • HPA
  • Section 401 water quality certificate
  • Section 404
  • Civil Permit(s)
  • Compliance with all State and Federal regulations

Associated Documents:

Comment Period(s): Any persons desiring to submit written comments concerning this application may submit written comments to Scott Waller of the Development Services Department. City of Sumner, 1104 Maple Street, Sumner, WA 98390 no later than 5:00 PM on March 28, 2023 

Staff Contact: For comments/questions, please contact Scott Waller, Associate Planner 253-299-5527, scottw@sumnerwa.gov

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