The bridge, which is located over the North Fork of Muck Creek, is closed while it is replaced with a single span prestressed concrete girder structure. The originally scheduled 90 calendar day closure has been extended due to limited availability of the specialized equipment required for the new bridge deck. It is expected to reopen in late November.
The 32-foot-long, two-lane bridge is located along 8th Avenue East about a 1/2 mile south of 260th Street East. It is near Spanaway and the southeast area of Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
This project includes a closure of 8th Avenue East while the bridge is demolished and rebuilt. A detour will guide local traffic around the bridge site.
Northbound traffic will be routed west at 288th Street East, then north onto 8th Avenue South, and east at Rice Kandle Road South to return to 8th Avenue East.
Southbound traffic will be routed west at Rice Kandle Road South, then south onto 8th Avenue South, and east at 288th Street South to return to 8th Avenue East.
About the Project
This project provides improvements to the 8th Avenue East Bridge No. 28183-A (CRP 5734) at its crossing of North Fork Muck Creek by removing the existing bridge and rebuilding the bridge and approach roadways.