Where is the traffic?

By Marianne Lincoln

I looked at the traffic count report for Pierce County today and decided to compile a list. As you look, please note in your mind, at these levels of traffic, which type of road surface does it have. Also ask yourself, how many lanes are taking this number of cars. Pacific Avenue (SR7), Meridian (SR161) and the Orting Sumner Highway (SR162) are state highways, so their numbers are not in this. The roads vary in segments, so I sometimes list a particular are of the road that has high traffic.

Canyon Road at the intersection with SR512

Roads with 10,000 to 19,000 cars per day:
C Street
Fillmore Dr NW
Gem Heights Dr
Golden Given
Key Peninsula Hwy
Knoble Rd E
Military Rd (Spanaway)
Milwaukee Ave
Nisqually Rd SW
Orting Kapowsin Hwy (Bridge Orting)
Park Ave (at 108th)
Pioneer Way (E of Waller)
Portland Ave
Shaw Rd (S of 122nd)
South Prairie Rd
Steilacoom Dupont Rd
Sumner Buckley Hwy
Sumner Tapps Hwy
Sunrise Blvd
Tacoma Mall Blvd
Valley Ave
Waller Rd
Woodland Ave
9th St (Lakeland Hgts)
12th St (Lakeland Hgts)
22nd Ave (Spanaway)
40th St NW (Wollochet)
56th St NW (GH)
72nd St (Waller)
78th Ave E (frederickson)
86th ave E (Rogers)
96th St S (under I5)
110th Ave (S Hill)
112th St E
112th St S
112nd ave E (S Hill)
128th St (S Hill)
136th St E (at 94th E)
152nd St (Military/22nd Ave)
152nd St (94th Ave E)
160th St E (E/O Canyon)
182nd St E (Lakeland)
184th St E (at Gem Hgts Dr)
198th St E (Bonney Lake)
200th St E (at Conyon Rd)
214th Ave E (Bonney lake)
224th St E

Roads with 20,000 to 29,000 cars per day:
Lakewood Dr
Military Rd (S Hill)
Pioneer Way (NW of Waller)
Shaw Rd (N of 122nd)
Wollochet Dr
94th Ave E (S Hill)
176th St (Pacific/Canyon)

Roads with 30,000 to 39,000 cars per day:
Spanaway Loop
176th St E (78th Ave)

Roads with 40,000 to 49,000 cars per day: none

Roads with 50,000 to 59,000 cars per day:
Canyon Road


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