Canyon Road East - 208th Street East to 200th Street East (CRP 5764)
Pierce County plans to extend Canyon Road East from 200th Street East to 208th Street East to increase transportation connectivity for motorists. We have completed the right-of-way plans for the project. We are now finalizing the design and acquiring additional right-of-way.
Planned improvements to continue widening Canyon Road East from 208th Street East to 200th Street East (CRP 5764) include:
Extending Canyon Road East from 200th Street East to 208th Street East with one lane in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane.
Constructing concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk on the west side.
Constructing an enclosed storm drainage system, stormwater treatment and storage facilities.
Adding a traffic signal at the intersection of 208th Street East.
Modifying the existing signal system at 200th Street East intersection.
Adding street lighting.
When designing a project, Pierce County determines if it needs to purchase land from people who live along an existing or proposed road. These purchases are called right-of-way acquisitions.
Most right-of-way acquisitions for this extension were done in the 1990s and 2000s. However, additional right-of-way is now needed, as road standards have changed since the original right-of-way plans were developed.
Also, additional right-of-way is needed due to a change in the project length. Canyon Road East was originally going to be extended to 224th Street East. The project limits will now stop at 208th Street East. The turn lanes on 200th Street East and 208th Street East will be longer following that change.
Pierce County is currently working with the affected property owners on these acquisitions. These property owners should contact their assigned Pierce County Right-of-Way Agent if they have any questions about the process.
July 2020-Aug. 2020: Right-of-way plans finalized and preliminary design completed.
Aug. 2020-Dec. 2021: Prepare construction documents, acquire needed right-of-way, and obtain environmental permits.
Early 2022: Advertise for construction bids.
Spring 2022: Construction expected to start.
Approved Right-of-Way Plans - 208th St E to 200 St E
Approved Right-of-Way Plans - 192nd St E to 224th St E