Work on the southbound shoulder of Key Peninsula Highway from 88th Street Northwest to 59th Street Northwest started Sept. 9. The work is expected to take up to four weeks.
The existing shoulder width along this approximately 1.8-mile section varies from 4 to 6 feet wide. Pierce County crews will remove portions of the shoulder that need repair and replace them with asphalt so the final width of the paved shoulder is 6 feet wide. After paving is complete, crews will reconstruct driveways impacted by the paving and reshape drainage ditches.
The new shoulder will be constructed for pedestrian use to the maximum extent feasible.
Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. The highway may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic during work hours. The shoulder may be closed in the work area. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic. Motorists should expect delays.
The work will cost approximately $557,000, and is funded with County Road Funds.
Schedule updates will be posted at www.piercecountywa.gov/maintenance.
Anne Radford, Planning and Public Works public information specialist