Ski Park Road East repairs

What's happening

A 100-foot section of Ski Park Road East will be repaired in October. The work area starts about 1.27 miles north of the road's intersection with State Route 161.


The road and road shoulder were damaged by a small landslide in Spring 2017 (see photo).


A start date and work hours will be posted on this webpage when they have been set. The work will take about two weeks.


Final paving of the road is expected to take place in Spring 2021.


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Ski Park Road slide
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Traffic impacts

The road will be closed during work hours. This closure is needed due to the nature of the work, the presence of heavy equipment, and the narrow roadway. 


Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during work hours.


During work hours, local residents will be able to pass through the worksite during several set timeframes.* The timeframes will be listed on this webpage once they have been set.


Flaggers will direct them through the worksite.


*We will send an email to those that have signed up for our email list and post an update on this webpage if we need to adjust these timeframes.

What to expect

Motorists, residents and pedestrians should expect the following during the October work:


  • Please see the "Traffic impacts" section.
  • Heavy equipment will be staged in the area during work hours. Due to the narrow width of the roadway, you may see heavy equipment backing down the road. 
  • Please use caution and limit pedestrian activity in the work area.
  • Property owners should remove any objects within 3 feet of the edge of the road. If you have any concerns or questions about this request, please call us at (253) 798-6000.

We want to hear from you

We recognize this work will significantly restrict and delay access to your home or activities. Please call us at (253) 798-6000 to discuss any concerns you have. We may be able to adjust our schedule to accommodate medical needs, home business activity, or similar.

Background

The 2017 landslide impacted the outside edge of the road. The shoulder of the road sank several feet and the asphalt cracked and slid down with the soils. Plastic sheeting was placed at the site to prevent further erosion.


We worked with a geotechnical engineering firm in late 2019 and early 2020 to develop the repair plan.


Plastic Sheeting at Ski Park Road slide

Preparation work

Initial paving work on a 4,100-foot section of Ski Park Road East was completed Aug. 31. The work area started about 1.64 miles north of the road’s intersection with State Route 161. 


The paving work was in preparation for the October repair work.


Crews smoothed out the bumps in the road with an initial layer of asphalt (see photos below). 


This work will help the road surface support heavy equipment during the slide repair. 


Crews reshaped ditches and road shoulders Aug. 13-19.


Damaged road - Ski Park Road
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Contact Us


Rachel Corradi, Civil Engineer


Reception: (253) 798-6000

Monday–Friday

7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Address:

4812 196th St. E

Spanaway, WA 98387