Project Details 

The Canyon Road Regional Connection Project has two elements: the Railroad Crossing project and the River Crossing project. 

Railroad Crossing 

The Railroad Crossing Project includes planned improvements to extend Canyon Road East from Pioneer Way East to 52nd Street East:  

  • Constructing a bridge over the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad Mainline. 
  • 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. 
  • Installing a new traffic signal at Canyon Road East/Pioneer Way East. 
  • Constructing a wetland mitigation site. 
  • Closing the existing 52nd Street East street level rail crossing.

Status 

  • Final design is under way. 
  • Environmental documentation for the Railroad Crossing portion of the project is complete. 

Resources 

Visualization of the future highway crossing BNSF railroad.

The existing Milroy Bridge over the Puyallup River.

River Crossing 

The River Crossing Project includes planned improvements to extend Canyon Road East from 52nd Street East to 70th Avenue East: 

  • Constructing a bridge over the Puyallup River and removing the existing Milroy Bridge. 
  • Constructing a 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. 
  • Revised traffic signal at Canyon Road East/66th Avenue East. 

Status 

  • Environmental documentation and review are underway. 

Resources 

Canyon Road East supporting projects 

Three other county road projects are also in the works to support this connection. 

Canyon Road East – 400′ North of 84th St E to 72nd St E (CRP 5736) 

Canyon Road East – 99th St Court E to 84th St E (CRP 5726)

Canyon Road East – 208th St E to 200th St E (CRP 5764)