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Capital Improvements Projects

Outfall Water Quality Program

This project will retrofit several stormwater outfalls that currently discharge untreated stormwater into various creeks and lakes in Lakewood. Depending on the location, the project will install water quality treatment structures upstream of outfalls; or remove outfalls; or reduce the amount of runoff reaching outfalls; or combinations of the above. Various treatment structures and design options will be considered depending on the characteristics of each site. The project location will be various stormwater outfalls located throughout the city.

Construction is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2014.

Project Manager: Greg Vigoren, P.E.

Clover Creek Fish Passage Project

This project is in the feasibility stage. The City will be working with Pierce County and the neighboring property owners to consider removing or bypassing a small falls on Clover Creek located approximately 600 feet upstream from the mouth of the creek at Lake Steilacoom. This would allow more fish to get upstream of the falls and continue further up into the watershed, thus opening up habitat to more fish.

This project is in the design stage; construction is tentatively scheduled for fall of 2014.

Project Manager: Greg Vigoren, P.E.

Mountain View Outfall Water Quality Project

This project will retrofit an existing stormwater outfall that currently discharges untreated stormwater into a pond located just upstream of the headwaters of Flett Creek. The project will install a water quality treatment structure into the existing stormwater conveyance system upstream of the existing outfall. The treatment structure is designed to remove oil and sediment from the stormwater thus improving water quality before discharging to the pond and creek. The project will be located along the stormwater conveyance system in the vicinity of Steilacoom Blvd. and Mountain View Cemetery.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to take place in the summer of 2015.

Project Manager: Greg Vigoren, P.E.

Bridgeport Way

83rd to 75th Street West

This project will complete the final section of roadway improvements on Bridgeport Way north of Interstate 5 and include curb, sidewalks, street lighting, signal upgrades, hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay, and storm drainage improvements. This project is funded by a “Transportation Improvement Board (TIB)” and a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant. Construction is anticipated to start in late 2013 and extend through spring of 2014.

Project Manager: Eric Swanstrom, P.E.

City-Wide Safety Improvement Project

This project will provide safety upgrades to over 50 signalized intersections by improving visibility of the signals through larger displays, additional signal heads, adding back plates and reflective tape, and modifying operations to “flashing-yellow-arrow” (FLY). This project is funded by a “City Safety Improvement” grant. Construction is scheduled to take place between January 2013 and into the summer of 2014.

Project Engineer: Jon Howe, P.E.

Custer / John Dower Signal Replacement

This project will replace the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Custer Road and John Dower Road. The new signal will be to the latest design standards including larger and more visible displays. This project is funded by a “City Safety Improvement” grant. Construction is scheduled to take place the first and second quarter of 2014.

Project Engineer: Paul Candler, P.E.

Traffic Signal Upgrade Project

Phase 4 – Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

This project will construct a Traffic Management Center (TMC) at City Hall and a closed-circuit video surveillance system on up to three major corridors in the city to provide real-time information for traffic engineers to update signal timing for optimum traffic flow through signalized corridors. Project also includes fiber optic cabling for signal communications. This project is funded by an Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant. Project construction is scheduled for 2014.

Project Manager: Desiree’ Winkler, P.E.

Madigan Access Improvements

This project will add one travel lane to the Berkeley Street overpass (aka. Freedom Bridge), ramp and street widening, and interconnected signal system. This project is funded through a Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment grant to improve access to military medical facilities. Project construction is anticipated to start in Spring / Summer 2014.

Project Engineer, Troy Pokswinski, P.E.

So. Tacoma Way

SR512 to 96th Street SW

This project will provide curb and gutter, sidewalk, bicycle lanes, street lighting, storm drainage improvements, signal replacement / upgrade, and hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay to South Tacoma Way between State Route 512 and 96th Avenue SW. This project is funded by a “Transportation Improvement Board (TIB)” and a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant. Construction is anticipated to start in late 2014.

Project Manager, Weston Ott, P.E.

Steilacoom Boulevard

Corridor Safety Improvements

This project will provide safety improvements to various locations along the Steilacoom Boulevard between Circle Drive (at Western State Hospital) and Lakeview Avenue. The major improvements include signal replacement at: Circle Drive; Custer; and Lakeview Avenue and upgrades at various other intersections to enhance signal operations and visability. In addition, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and street lights will be constructed between 88th and Custer Road. Construction is scheduled for 2015.

Project Manager, Eric Swanstrom, P.E.

South Tacoma Way

Steilacoom Boulevard to 88th Street

This project will provide additional lane capacity and access management on South Tacoma Way between Steilacoom Boulevard and 88th Street including signal upgrade/replacement at So. Tacoma Way / Steilacoom and So. Tacoma Way/88th. Curb, gutter, and sidewalks will be completed where currently missing and existing sidewalk and ramps brought up to current standards. Construction is scheduled for 2015.

Project Manager, Eric Swanstrom, P.E.

Tillicum / Woodbrook Sewer Connections

After completion of over $18 Million in improvements in the communities of Tillicum and Woodbrook to extend sewer and provide storm drainage improvements (see attached map), the sewer system is ready for hook-ups.

Mandatory Sewer Connections

Per City of Lakewood Municipal Code, section 12A.15, all properties adjacent to the newly-constructed sewer main will be required to connect to the sewer. A property owner choosing not to connect to the sewer within 90-days of “notice of availability” shall pay the City of Lakewood a monthly availability charge prior to making the connection. The “availability” charge is equivalent to the monthly sewer service charge (including all applicable fees, taxes, and surcharges). Property owners will have 5 years from “notice of availability” to connect to the sewer.

Sewer Connection Loan Programs

Limited funds are available to assist with connecting to the sewer. Contact (253) 983-7795 for additional information.

Project Manager: Desiree Winkler, P.E.

Project Contact Information:
Phone: (253) 983-7795
Email: sewerproject@cityoflakewood.us

Capital Improvements Projects (funded for design only)

Gravelly Lake Drive

100th to Bridgeport

This project will complete curb, gutter, sidewalks and street lighting along Gravelly Lake Drive between 100th Street and Bridgeport Way. This project will replace the traffic signal at Gravelly Lake Drive / Mt. Tacoma Drive. No construction funds available at this time. Earliest construction date if grant funding received: 2015-2016.

Project Manager: Weston Ott, P.E.

Bridgeport Way

JBLM to I-5

This project will provide curb, gutter, sidewalks, sharrows, street lighting, street reconstruction and overlay on Bridgeport Way from McChord Drive to Interstate 5 ramps. Earliest construction date if grant funding is received: 2015-2016

Project Manager: Eric Swanstrom, P.E.

Capital Improvements Projects (other utilities)

See the attached links to projects to be completed by other utilities in Lakewood.

Pierce County Sewer

Lakewood Water District