Project Details

Completing an important connection between Frederickson and the Port of Tacoma

Pierce County will extend Canyon Road East from 52nd Street East to 70th Avenue East in Fife. The project improvements will support the local economy, provide a new route and reduce travel times. This project includes the following planned improvements:

  • Constructing a new bridge over the Puyallup River and removing the existing Milroy Bridge.
  • Constructing a new bridge over Clarks Creek.
  • Expanding and extending Canyon Road East to two lanes in each direction with turn lanes at intersections.
  • Building concrete curb, gutter and sidewalk.
  • Constructing an enclosed storm drain system as well as stormwater treatment and storage facilities.
  • Revising traffic signal at Canyon Road East / 66th Avenue East.
Existing Milroy Bridge

Existing Milroy Bridge to be removed

Project map with the signalized intersection at River Road and 66th Avenue East

Map of Pierce County's River Crossing project, which extends Canyon Road East from 52nd Street East to 70th Avenue East in Fife. Blue lines represent future corridor improvements. Click the map to enlarge.

Visualization of the future bridge over the Puyallup River

Visualization of the future bridge over the Puyallup River. View is looking northwest, with City of Fife on the right and unincorporated Pierce County on the left.

Project Schedule

The River Crossing project is in the design and permitting phase now through 2024. We expect to complete the SEPA and NEPA environmental processes by the end of 2023. Pierce County will acquire needed property from 2021 through 2024. We expect construction to begin in 2025 and finish by 2028.

Project Schedule