John Cunningham, P.E. (253) 983-7737 • Fax (253) 512-2268 •
Interim Public Works Director


The City of Lakewood identifies and prioritizes transportation improvement projects throughout the community (click on the images above to view either the list of Transportation Improvement Projects or a 6-Year (TIP) Transportation Improvement Program). Below are the projects the City of Lakewood is currently undertaking:

Capital Improvement Projects

Dekoven Drive Traffic Calming

This project will include installation of compact roundabouts on Dekoven Drive at both 100th Street and Meadow Road/Brook Lane along with improvements to roadway signage, striping and marking.  Construction is scheduled to start in early 2018.  Project Manager: Jon Howe, P.E.

Gravelly Lake Drive: 100th to Bridgeport

This Project will provide 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. Construction is scheduled for 2016. Project Manager: Paul Candler, 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 2016. Project Manager: Eric Swanstrom, P.E.

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) 589-2489 for additional information. Project Manager: Greg Vigoren, P.E.

Project Contact Information:
Phone: (253) 589-2489

Capital Improvements Projects (funded for design only)

Steilacoom Blvd: Puyallup Ave (Town of Steilacoom) to Phillips Rd

This is a joint project between City of Lakewood and Town of Steilaocom to complete design of curb, gutter , sidewlaks, street lighting, HMA overlay and associated storm drainage. The project is anticipated to go through right-of-way acquisition and construction in phases beginning in 2017 as funding becomes available.


Capital Improvements Projects (other utilities)


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