Drivers who rely on the State Route 167 Puyallup River Bridges (Meridian) are encouraged to plan for delays and alternate routes during the weekend of Aug. 7. Both the northbound and southbound SR 167 bridges that span the Puyallup River will be closed to traffic while crews relocate an obsolete steel truss bridge. The 1920s-era bridge was replaced in June because it had reached the end of its useful life.
Bridge closure specifics All lanes of northbound and southbound SR 167 (Meridian) will close from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the Puyallup River Bridge. During those times, crews will also close the southbound SR 167 exit leading to the southbound bridge as well as 4th Street and Levee Road under the bridges. Signed detours via SR 512 and area roads will direct motorists around the closure.