Pierce County begins construction project along Brookdale Road

Pierce County is scheduled to begin a massive sewer main replacement project along Brookdale Road in Parkland today.

The county will replace about 5,000 feet of pipe with a 72-inch diameter interceptor pipe. The existing 30-inch diameter sewer pipe is nearing its capacity of seven-million gallons per day, is heavily corroded, and is located in an area affected by high groundwater levels, according to Pierce County officials. Additionally, groundwater seeps into the sewer pipe, reducing its capacity to carry wastewater. The project also includes a new pump station at the northwest corner of Golden Given Road East and Brookdale Road.

The project is expected to last through February 2015.

Work will begin at the intersection of A Street and 133rd Street East and move north along A Street to 131st Street East. The project, managed by Pierce County Public Works and Utilities, will continue along 131st Street East to Brookdale Road and end at Golden Given Road East. Traffic will periodically be detoured throughout the work. Signs will be posted when a detour is required and flaggers will assist motorists when necessary. There will be local access during the detours. The county will work with property owners to minimize impacts.

More information about the project is available online at co.pierce.wa.us/brookdaleinterceptor.