Every year, Sumner outlines its priority transportation projects for the next six years. Priorities may mean that a project needs attention for further study, funding or construction. By being on the plan, it also helps Sumner seek grant funding for these projects.  Together, they help the City keep Sumner’s traffic and pedestrians moving.

Arterials

A1 – Stewart Rd (8th St) White River Bridge

Replace existing 2-lane bridge with new bridge with two unequal length spans. New structure will accommodate 4 vehicle lanes, a sidewalk, and a trail crossing.

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  • Location: Stewart Road at White River
  • Total Cost: $30,000,000
  • Funded: Partial
  • Planning: Complete
  • Design: 2022
  • ROW/Permit: 2023
  • Construction: 2024-2027
  • Remarks: Project funded by Federal STP Grant, FMSIB Grant, Pierce County, Port of Tacoma, and City of Auburn.

A2 – 166th Ave E Widening

Widen 166th Ave E to 4-5 lanes through the identified corridor and improve lane configuration and intersection control at the two existing intersections.

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  • Location: SR 410 WB ramp terminals to just north of 64th St E
  • Total Costs: $18,000,000
  • Funded: Partial
  • Planning: Complete
  • Design: 2022-2025
  • ROW/Permit: 2026
  • Construction: 2027
  • Remarks: Design is funded by Federal STP and Port of Tacoma Grants

    A3 – Main St. and Wood Ave. Intersection Improvements

    Construct pedestrian improvements and upgrade signal to current standards

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    • Location: Main St. and Wood Ave. intersection
    • Total Cost: $2,000,000
    • Funded: Yes
    • Planning: Complete
    • Design: Completing in 2022
    • ROW/Permit: Completing in 2022
    • Construction: 2022-2023
    • Remarks: Funding Secured. Project schedule for construction Summer 2022.

    A4 – Maple Street Pedestrian Signal and Citywide Signal Backplates

    Replace existing pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flashing beacons with signal (expected to be a High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) signal), add retroreflective back plates to upgrade signal heads citywide.

    • Location: Traffic Avenue and Maple Street Ped Signal, Backplates Various Locations Citywide
    • Total Cost: $431,000
    • Funded: Yes
    • Planning: Complete
    • Design: Completing in 2022
    • ROW/Permit: Completing in 2022
    • Construction: 2023
    • Remarks: Over 90% funded by a Highway Safety Improvement Program grant.

    A5 – Stewart Road (8th St) Railroad Crossing

    Widen Stewart Rd from 2 lanes to 4/5 lanes, widen the Union Pacific Railroad Crossing, Install a new signal at Butte Avenue.

    • Location: Valentine Ave to Butte Ave (in the City of Pacific)
    • Total Cost: $6,000,000**
    • Funded: Yes
    • Planning: Complete
    • Design: Complete
    • ROW/Permit: Complete
    • Construction: 2021-2023
    • Remarks: Project being run by City of Pacific. City of Sumner to contribute $700,000 in Sumner TIF funds to the project.

    A6 – 160th Ave. E

    Improve and widen streets to minor arterial standards with bike paths and sidewalks.

    • Location: Main Street to 64th St. E.
    • Total Cost: $1,000,000
    • Funded: Partial
    • Planning: Complete
    • Design: 2024
    • ROW/Permit: 2025
    • Construction: 2027
    • Remarks: Sidewalk on east side of 160th completing in 2021. Remaining upgrades unfunded.

    A7 – Puyallup Street and Tacoma Avenue Intersection Improvements

    Evaluate intersection for an upgrade to a signal and provide sidewalks/ADA improvements

    • Location: Intersection of Puyallup Street and Tacoma Avenue
    • Total Cost: $1,500,000
    • Funded: No
    • Planning: Complete
    • Design: 2025
    • ROW/Permit: 2026
    • Construction: 2027
    • Remarks: This is a future project that will be evaluated in the coming years.

    A8 – SR 167 / I-5 Connection Project

    WSDOT Gateway Program Project – The SR 167 Completion project will build the remaining four miles of SR 167 between Meridian and I-5, completing a long-planned connection to I-5. The project also includes a two mile connection from I-5 to the Port of Tacoma.

    • Location: Puyallup to Fife
    • Total Cost: $1,000,000,000*
    • Funded: Yes
    • Planning: Complete
    • Design: 2017-2025
    • ROW/Permit: 2017-2025
    • Construction: 2019-2030
    • Remarks: WSDOT-led regional project. Sumner has agreed to commit $500,000 as a local agency contribution to the project

        A9 – SR 167

        Add southbound HOT lane

        • Location: From SR 410 Interchange to 15th St SW (Auburn)
        • Total Cost: Unknown*
        • Funded: No
        • Planning: Complete
        • Design: 2023-2025
        • ROW/Permit: N/A
        • Construction: 2025-2027
        • Remarks: This is a WSDOT-led project on a state highway. Sumner has not taken an active role in WSDOT’s project and has not committed any funds to the project to date.

        A10 – Valley Avenue

        Overlay existing roadway surface, complete required ADA upgrades

        • Location: From SR 410 to Main Street
        • Total Cost: $1,500,000
        • Funded: No
        • Planning: Complete
        • Design: 2025
        • ROW/Permit: N/A
        • Construction: 2026
        • Remarks: No funding to date. Roadway is in need of an overlay.

        A11 – Sumner Tapps Highway/60th St E Intersection Improvements

        Rebuild existing intersection to improve roadway geometrics and add a traffic signal to increase allowable movements

        • Location: Sumner Tapps Highway and 60th St E Intersection
        • Total Cost: $3,400,000
          Funded: No
        • Planning: 2023
        • Design: 2024
        • ROW/Permit: 2025
        • Construction: 2027
        • Remarks: Potential for partial funding through LID.

        A12- SR 410 / SR 162 Interchange Improvements

        Construct a one-lane roundabout configuration at each of the interchange ramps.

        • Location: Interchange ramps at SR 410
        • Total Cost: $6,650,000*
        • Funded: No
        • Planning: Complete
        • Design: 2026
        • ROW/Permit: 2028
        • Construction: 2030
        • Remarks: WSDOT-led project that will improve traffic flow at the existing interchange. Sumner has not taken an active role in WSDOT’s project and has not committed any funds to the project to date.

        A13 – Hwy. 162 Improvements

        Construct one additional southbound lane on SR 162.

        • Location: From southern city limits to SR410 EB On/Off Ramps
        • Total Cost: $7,400,000*
        • Funded: No
        • Planning: Complete
        • Design: 2026
        • ROW/Permit: 2028
        • Construction: 2030
        • Remarks: This is a WSDOT-led project on a state highway. Sumner has not taken an active role in WSDOT’s project and has not committed any funds to the project to date.

        A14 – Main Street and 160th Intersection Improvements

        Evaluate intersection for an upgrade to a signal and provide sidewalks/ADA improvements

        • Location: Main Street and 166th Ave E. Intersection
        • Total Cost: $2,000,000
        • Funded: No
        • Planning: 2023
        • Design: 2024
        • ROW/Permit: 2026
        • Construction: 2027
        • Remarks: This is a future project that will be evaluated in the coming years.

        A15 – Stewart Road Corridor ITS Improvements

        Connect traffic signals and the railroad crossing to coordinate signal timing to increase vehicular traffic flow and reduce peak-hour delay.

        • Location: Stewart Road from SR 167 toward Lakeland Hills
        • Total Cost: $2,000,000
        • Funded: No
        • Planning: 2022
        • Design: 2025
        • ROW/Permit: 2026
        • Construction: 2027
        • Remarks: This is a future project that will be evaluated in the coming years.

                  * Denotes that project is largely funded by WSDOT, and City has either committed a small percentage contribution or no contribution to date.

                  ** Denotes that project is largely funded by City of Pacific, and Sumner has either committed a small percentage contribution or no contribution to date.

                  Collector Street Program

                  C1 – Alder & Kincaid Utility Improvements Phase 1

                  Replacement of aging utilities in support of the Town Center Plan redevelopment. Visit Project Page

                  • Location: Park St. to Main St.
                  • Total Cost: $6,000,000
                  • Funded: Yes
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: Completing in 2022
                  • ROW/Permit: N/A
                  • Construction: 2022-2023
                  • Remarks: Project includes Heritage Park woonerf construction

                  C2 – Academy Street Bicycle Lanes

                  Improve and reconfigure existing Academy Street to accommodate dedicated bicycle lanes. Visit Project Page

                  • Location: Narrow St. to Wood Ave.
                  • Total Cost: $875,000
                  • Funded: Yes
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: Completing in 2022
                  • ROW/Permit: N/A
                  • Construction: 2022-2023
                  • Remarks: Design funding provided by ST3 grant

                  C3 – Alder & Kincaid Utility Improvements Phase 2

                  Replacement of aging utilities in support of the Town Center Plan redevelopment. Visit Project Page

                  • Location: Cherry Ave, Maple St and Academy St
                  • Total Cost: $3,000,000
                  • Funded: Yes
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2023
                  • ROW/Permit: N/A
                  • Construction: 2023-2024
                  • Remarks: Budget includes roadway restoration.

                  C4 – 160th Ave. E.

                  Improve 160th Ave. E. to Collector St. standards with curb, gutter and sidewalks on each side. Portions may be completed as parts of development prior to this time.

                  • Location: Elm St. to Main St.
                  • Total Cost: $2,700,000
                  • Funded: partial by developers
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: Funding will likely come from a combination of developer-built improvements, Street and Storm funds.

                  C5 – Elm St.

                  Improve Elm St. to Collector St. standards with curb, gutter and sidewalks on each side. Work will include storm drainage facilities and utility replacement

                  • Location: E. Valley Highway to 160th Ave. E.
                  • Total Cost: $2,400,000
                  • Funded: partial by developers
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: Developers have improved about 40% and remainder is unfunded.

                  C6 – Parker Rd E

                  Construct curb, gutter and sidewalk on east side of the street

                  • Location: 62nd St. to 63rd St.
                  • Total Cost: $250,000
                  • Funded: Partial
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: Funding will likely come from a combination of developer-built improvements, Street and Storm funds.

                  C7 – Parker Rd E

                  Reconstruct Parker Road to Collector St. standards with curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and drainage utilities. Portions have been completed by developer projects and sidewalk grants.

                  • Location: From Main St. to Elm St.
                  • Total Cost: $1,300,000
                  • Funded: Partial
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: Funding will likely come from a combination of developer-built improvements, Street and  Storm funds.

                  C8 – Zehnder St

                  Railroad Crossing Improvements to at-grade BNSF rail crossing

                  • Location: From Pease Ave to Wood Ave
                  • Total Cost: $1,000,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: 2023
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: Identified Road-Rail conflict point where upgrades could be beneficial.

                  C9 – 162nd Ave. E Segment Extension

                  Construct new 2-lane roadway section with sidewalks

                  • Location: 64th St. E to 60th St. E
                  • Total Cost: $3,000,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: 2024
                  • Design: 2025
                  • ROW/Permit: 2026
                  • Construction: 2028
                  • Remarks: Element of East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, likely completed by development or LID.

                  C10 – 62nd Street E Segment Extension

                  Construct new 2-lane roadway section with sidewalks

                  • Location: Parker Rd. E to 160th Ave. E
                  • Total Cost: $2,000,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: 2024
                  • Design: 2025
                  • ROW/Permit: 2026
                  • Construction: 2028
                  • Remarks: Element of East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, likely completed by development or LID.

                  C11 – 164th Ave. Ct. E Segment Extension

                  Construct new 2-lane roadway section with sidewalks

                  • Location: 160th Ave. E to Existing 164th Ave. Ct. E
                  • Total Cost: $2,000,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: 2024
                  • Design: 2025
                  • ROW/Permit: 2026
                  • Construction: 2028
                  • Remarks: Element of East Sumner Neighborhood Plan, likely completed by development or LID.

                  C12 – Meade McCumber & Gary Street Sidewalk Improvements

                  Complete the sidewalk gaps at these two locations

                  • Location: Wood Ave to Valley Ave
                  • Total Cost: $650,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: This is a future project that will be evaluated in the coming years.

                  C13 – Elm Street Sidewalk Improvements

                  Extend the sidewalk on the north side of Elm Street to connect to Bonney Ave and Seibenthaller Park

                  • Location: Bonney Ave to Wright Ave
                  • Total Cost: $550,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2025
                  • Construction: 2026
                  • Remarks: This is a future project that will be evaluated in the coming years.

                  Trail Projects

                  T1 – Fryar Ave. Trail

                  • Location: West Main St. to Puyallup St.
                  • Complete trail connection through town.
                  • Total Cost: $5,000,000
                  • Funded: Partial
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: Completing in 2022
                  • ROW/Permit: 2023
                  • Construction: 2025
                  • Remarks: Design and ROW partially funded by federal grant. No construction funding identified.

                  T2 – White River Restoration Trail

                  • Location: #9 Ditch to area north of 16th Street
                  • Construct 8000 LF trail in conjunction with adjacent development
                  • Total Cost: $3,000,000
                  • Funded: Partial
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: Completing 2022
                  • ROW/Permit: 2023
                  • Construction: 2023
                  • Remarks: Partially funded by developers

                  T3 – Rivergrove Pedestrian Bridge

                  Construct trail bridge to provide a new trail connection between Sumner Town Center and the Rivergrove neighborhood over SR 410.

                  • Location: Trail overpass connecting the vicinity of Alder Ave. to 143rd Ave. E
                  • Total Cost: $11,200,000
                  • Funded: Partial
                  • Planning: Complete
                  • Design: 2023
                  • ROW/Permit: N/A
                  • Construction: 2025
                  • Remarks: Design funding provided by ST3 grant. No construction funding identified.

                  T4 – Puyallup River Crossing

                  Provides improved connection with the Puyallup and Foothills trail system

                  • Location: From Sumner Wastewater Treatment Facility to Puyallup trail
                  • Total Cost: $4,000,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: 2024
                  • Design: 2025
                  • ROW/Permit: 2027
                  • Construction: 2029
                  • Remarks: Potential joint project with Puyallup. Eligible for federal CMAQ funding.

                  T5 – Puyallup River Trail Bridge

                  Construct a trail bridge and trail connections to provide a connection to the Foothills Trail per the Sumner Parks and Trails Plan.

                  • Location: Trail overpass connecting 144th Ave E to 143rd Ave E
                  • Total Cost: $6,000,000
                  • Funded: No
                  • Planning: 2024
                  • ROW/Permit: 2027
                  • Design: 2025
                  • Construction: 2029
                  • Remarks: Identified in Draft Parks and Trails Plan. No funding source secured

                      Recurring Annual Programs

                      R1 – Street Overlay Program

                      Overlay and rebuild existing streets throughout the City.

                      • Total Costs: N/A
                      • Funded: No
                      • Remarks: Multi-year program at $50,000/yr. to $100,000/yr

                      R2 – Roadway Paint Line Application

                      Program to repaint lane lines within the City

                      • Total Costs: $35,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R3 – Pavement Repairs

                      Repair spot surface and subgrade failures through dig-outs throughout the City.

                      • Total Costs: $60,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R4 – Roadway Plastic Marking Application

                      Program to replace crosswalk, stop bar, and arrow markings within the City

                      • Total Costs: $52,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R5 – Chip Seal Application

                      Program to apply a chip seal treatment to asphalt roads throughout the City.

                      • Total Costs: $120,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R6 – Crack Seal Application

                      Maintain roads with crack seal throughout the City

                      • Total Costs: $63,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R7 – Sidewalk Replacement Program

                      Annual program to replace existing sidewalks as needed on City owned property.

                      • Total Cost: $1,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R8 – Neighborhood Traffic Control Program

                      Modify residential streets to enhance pedestrian safety, slow traffic, and minimize cut-through traffic on collector and local roadways.

                      • Total Cost: $25,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Street Operating General Fund Budget

                      R9 –  ADA Transition Plan

                      Address the projects identified in the ADA Transition Plan

                      • Total Cost: $40,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Sidewalks Construction Capital Fund Budget

                      R10 – Sidewalk Maintenance Program

                      Replace/rebuild existing failing sidewalks due to damage caused by street trees.

                      • Total Cost: $80,000
                      • Funded: Yes
                      • Remarks: Sidewalks Construction Capital Fund Budget. Formerly the Volunteer Sidewalk Program.

                      R11 – Safe Routes to School

                      Fill in gaps in sidewalks, provide repairs to existing ADA ramps, and replace ramps that do not meet current code. Continue educational components and install speed feed back signs.

                      • Total Cost: N/A
                      • Funded: No
                      • Remarks: City will fund local match as needed. Continue to apply for SRTS Grants.

                      *Project is largely funded by WSDOT, and City of Sumner has either committed a small percentage contribution or no contribution to date.

                      **Project is largely funded by City of Pacific, and the City of Sumner has either committed a small percentage contribution or no contribution to date. 

                      TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS COMPLETING IN 2022

                      Sumner-Tapps Highway Guardrail Upgrade

                      Assess existing guardrail lengths/conditions and upgrade to current standards

                      • Location: Interchange ramps as SR 410
                      • Total Cost: $500,000
                      • Estimated Completion: December 2022
                      • Remarks: Over 90% funded by a Highway Safety Improvement Federal Grant

                      160th East Sidewalk

                      Construct pervious concrete sidewalk to complete a missing link in the City’s pedestrian network.

                      • Location: Between YMCA and Main Street
                      • Total Cost: $600,000
                      • Estimated Completion: December 2021
                      • Remarks: Funded by Department of Ecology Stormwater Retrofit Grant, WA Transportation Improvement Board Complete Streets Grant, and City of Sumner

                      ITS Strategic Plan

                      Evaluate existing traffic signal Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) hardware and software citywide and identify ITS projects that would improve or mitigate congestion.

                      • Location: Citywide
                      • Total Cost: $35,000
                      • Estimated Completion: December 2022
                      • Remarks: Study will identify future projects, which could be used in future grant applications

                      Sidewalk Upgrades Project

                      Complete minor sidewalk repairs and add lighting within a walkable area around the Sumner Transit Station

                      • Location: Within 0.5 miles of Sumner Transit Station
                      • Total Cost: $1,600,000
                      • Estimated Completion: March 2022
                      • Remarks: Fully funded by Sound Transit Grant

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