Shaw Road: 23rd to Manorwood Drive Project

The planned start of the Shaw Road improvement project has been rescheduled to 2018.

This project will add a turn lane between 23rd Avenue SE and Manorwood Drive. This section of Shaw Road experiences more than 16,000 vehicle trips per day, and the addition of a center left-turn lane will ease traffic congestion and improve travel times, particularly during the morning and evening commute hours. The project will also add a sidewalk on the west side and a mixed-use trail on the east side.

Rescheduling this project until next year will avoid a potential wintertime work shutdown and lessen the impact of the closure on residents. It will also allow the City to seek bids in a less competitive bidding environment, which could help to avoid higher project costs. The delay will further accommodate the completion of necessary utility work in the right-of-way ahead of actual project construction.

The City remains committed to accomplishing this project and securing its benefits for all who use Shaw Road. We look forward to getting started, and to delivering a quality project for our citizens.

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​The lowest responsive bidder for the Shaw Rd.; 23rd to Manorwood Project was Goodfellow Bros. Inc


Earlier this year, representatives from Puget Sound Energy visited residences along the Shaw Road corridor to inform them of needed tree maintenance work. If no one was home when they stop by, they left door hangers explaining the reason for their visit. PSE has evaluated trees along the corridor to determine which ones must be removed in the interest of avoiding outages that can result when vegetation grows into or too near power lines. The work will be done by an experienced crew from Asplundh Construction at no cost to any property owner. The crew will clean up the brush and leave any usable wood on the affected property

​March 2017 Update:
Franchise utilities have started to mobilize to relocate their equipment for the project. We City has all parcels needed to do the work, with the exception of the Crystal Ridge Sign Relocation. All departments have reviewed the 90% plans. There is now an adjusted timeframe for this project going out to bid. The project will be going out to bid April 2017.

​​​​​​​​January 2017 Update:
There is nothing new at this time. Please check back next month for additional new updates.

December 2016 Update:
The Shaw Road Project is currently moving forward, with the City just having received the 90% plans for the project this week. As of todays' date, the current Right of Way totals include 68 parcels, with 21 having either allowed access or accepted an offer, and 47 parcels still out pending.

Bidding is still planned to begin March of 2017.

Project Update for October 2016:
This project design is moving forward. Property discussions are underway for acquisitions.

Please see the links below for details on the current and future schedule Right of Way plans for this project.

With over 80 attendees at the Shaw Road Open House (PDF) and 62 comments entered on the online survey, the City received an abundance of valuable information that will help guide the project team moving forward.


To view the outcome from the Open House and Online survey, please see the links below:
On August 11, 2015, the Puyallup City Council authorized moving forward with this project as designed according to Option A (shared use path). In the interest of saving money and minimizing the time needed for project completion, the affected portions of Shaw Road will be closed during construction.

This project involves the reconstruction of Shaw Road from 23rd Avenue SE to Manorwood Drive. This 4,000-foot long section of Shaw Road will be improved with assistance from a grant provided by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board.

Preliminary Work

Preliminary design work included the development of design alternatives for which community input was sought. The design alternatives included 2 lanes of through traffic with a turning lane or landscaped median. Details differed on the design of the sidewalk and bicycle facilities.

Construction is planned to begin in 2016 and be completed in 2017. Information about the project was presented at an open house in June, and an online survey was made available.

Related Material

Select the below links to view the project related material presented at the open house: