Celebrators Toast to Uncapping the Stewart Road Bottleneck

Members of Sumner's city staff, Pierce County, road workers and residents came together to recognize the completion of the five-lane road joining Lakeland Hills Blvd and Pacific.

Under a tent, just off of Stewart Road overlooking a great view of , Deputy Mayor Steve Allsop led representatives from all over Pierce County in a toast with Stewart Soda to celebrate their work on the Stewart Road project.

Sumner has just completed Phase 1 of the proposed four-phase major roadway reconstruction project, on the main artery connecting White River and Lake Tapps. The road was widened and rebuilt, from 167 to 136th Ave.

The $7 million project was mostly funded by Pierce County and the Transportation Improvement Board, to unclog bottlenecked roadways and add pedestrian and bike anemities. They were mostly focused on safety, and created a two-way left-turn lane, new pavement and upgraded signals within the area. 

The toast was shared with about 30 people, including members of the Sumner City Council, Pierce County Public Works Department, the Transportation Improvement Board, BergerABAM, Goodfellow Bros., Inc., Auburn Mayor Peter Lewis and many others. The people shared smiles and congratulations for a big step completed on a long journey.


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