The Cornwall Road Southwest, Lorenz Road Southwest and Delano Road Southwest intersection in Lakebay will be reconfigured in late September to improve intersection operations.
An eastbound left-turn lane for traffic turning onto Lorenz Road Southwest from Cornwall Road Southwest will be added. Drawings showing the new and current configuration are available at www.piercecountywa.gov/trafficprojects.
Once completed, the intersection will resemble a more traditional “T” intersection. The reconfiguration is expected to enhance visibility for those turning at the intersection.
Pierce County crews will remove the gravel island and repave the intersection with asphalt. This work is expected to take place the week of Sept. 23, and will take one day.
The county will then restripe the intersection in the new configuration. This work will occur within a week of the paving work.
Motorists should expect traffic delays during this work. The intersection will remain open, although the roads may be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.
The work schedule is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Visit www.piercecountywa.gov/trafficprojects for schedule updates.
Anne Radford, Planning and Public Works public information specialist