Welcome to our online open house.

On this site, you will learn about the Canyon Road East Northerly Extension Project, which is undergoing environmental review through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes. Your input will help us learn what to study as part of our environmental review.

Pierce County accepted public comments through this online open house from July 7 to August 7, 2020. The comment period is now closed. You can view our responses to questions we received here. Read a summary of how we engaged the community in our scoping process here.

We held a Virtual Town Hall on July 23 where participants learned about the River Crossing environmental review process and shared thoughts with the project team. If you missed the event, you can watch a recording here.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), and Pierce County Planning & Public Works (Pierce County) are initiating an Environmental Review for the Canyon Road East Northerly Extension Project from 52nd Street East to 70th Avenue East in Pierce County, Washington (often referred to as the River Crossing Project). The FHWA is the Federal lead agency for NEPA, and Pierce County is the lead agency for SEPA.

The River Crossing Project will extend Canyon Road East from 52nd Street East near Puyallup to 70th Avenue East in Fife.

In this online open house, you will learn about:

  • The purpose and need for the River Crossing Project.
  • What we are analyzing in the environmental review.
  • How to submit comments about the project and the environmental review scope.

The information on this site is about the River Crossing Project, which is part of the Canyon Road Regional Connection Project. To learn more about the full project, visit www.canyonroadconnection.org.