B Street East sewer upgrades ahead

Pierce County is finalizing plans to extend the sewer pipeline along B Street East from just south of 176th Street East to 192nd Street East. The Sewer Utility Division within Public Works and Utilities is sending letters to property owners in that area to provide more detailed project information.

The new line will consist of 30-inch and 36-inch diameter gravity pipeline that will be nearly 30 feet below ground. The project considers planned developments and will have stub-outs for future sewer connections.

The project involves excavating a deep trench, which will cause road closures to traffic on B Street East during construction. Construction is scheduled to start in August. The project should take 16 months to complete.

Throughout the construction period, Public Works and Utilities will provide frequent project updates through Facebook, Twitter, press releases, and the Pierce County Web site.