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SR 167 Southbound HOT Lane Extension

SR 167 Southbound HOT Lane Extension

Improving traffic mobility from the Seattle metropolitan area to Pierce County
Auburn, Washington
Washington State Department of Transportation
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Contract Value
$54 Million
Completion Date
Market Sector
Roadways & Bridges

Atkinson's scope of work included widening SR 167 to add a lane in the southbound direction and extending the existing High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane system from its existing end point at 37th Street NW in Auburn to 8th Street E in Pacific and the King/Pierce County line. Extending the southbound HOT lane reduced congestion and improve mobility, traffic flow, and safety on SR 167.

Other improvements included:

  • Repaving southbound SR 167 between 37th Street NW and 8th Street E
  • New southbound HOT lane bridge over SR 18
  • Ramp meters at the SR 167 on-ramps at 15th Street, Ellingson Road, and 8th Street E
  • Intersection improvements at the Ellingson Road and 8th Street E off-ramps
  • Two new noise walls and extensive drainage improvements
  • New Jovita Creek fish passage culvert under all lanes of SR 167
  • Upgrade to existing Intelligent Transportation Systems, lighting, cameras, cabinets, and communications systems
  • Toll systems infrastructure
  • Comprehensive maintenance of traffic program to reduce ramp, lane, and roadway closures

The new HOT lane maintains fast, toll-free trips for HOV users (transit, vanpools, carpools, and motorcycles).