SR 167 closure across Puyallup River begins Aug. 7

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…

JBLM opens Unity Bridge May 4

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Joint Base Lewis-McChord will open Unity Bridge, which connects JBLM Lewis Main to JBLM McChord Field at 5 a.m. Monday. Unity Bridge crosses over Perimeter Road, which bisects Lewis Main and McChord Field, to link these segments of the joint base. Construction on the bridge and roadway began in May 2014. Service members…

Milroy Bridge over Puyallup River to close April 15 for inspection

The Milroy Bridge over the Puyallup River at 66th Avenue East and River Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 15 to allow crews to perform a detailed structural inspection and general maintenance. Motorists should use an alternative route during the closure. Crews from Pierce County Public Works and Utilities…

Bud Blancher Trail open in Eatonville

Note from Editor. I received this note from the Nisqually Land Trust several days ago. I was charmed to see the tribute to Bud Blancher. I grew up knowing Bud. He was part owner with my father in a Waco UPF7. We often went to Thun Field to visit the plane and belonged to a…

Bridge closure this weekend July 11

Drivers traveling on State Route 167 during the weekend of July 11 need to plan for delays as contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation work to move the northbound Puyallup River Bridge 60 feet to the east. Moving the bridge will give design-build contractor, Atkinson Construction, the space they need to…

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal proposed for aviation projects

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Contact:Jackie Bayne, WSDOT Office of Equal Opportunity, 360 705-7084 WSDOT seeking comments on the proposal OLYMPIA – Contractors, trade and labor organizations, small and disadvantaged businesses, and others who are interested in doing business with the Washington State Department of Transportation are invited to comment on the agency’s proposed overall…

Your tax dollars and your county

Have you ever wondered whether you community gets a fair shake at the state level for the money it puts in? here are a couple fiscal documents from the state that will tell you who really gets the benefit of tax dollars. This is the county by county return on transportation. State expenditures and revenues by county. Those…

Roy mill and bridge changes

By Marianne Lincoln ROY, WA — Since the accident December 2nd, the Wilcox Mill has removed four damaged silos. Their employee, Steve Green, the 44 year old former Marine who lost his life, has been commemorated on the city Christmas Tree and on the fence beside the mill. The difference and impact of the accident is…

Joint Legislative tranportation Committee to meet in Seattle

The following is a list serv announcement from the Washington State Legislature. The PPP thought you may be interested that out legislative transportation committee members are having this meeting in Seattle, especially since they did not produce a transportation package this session. Transportation, Joint Committee* – 9/11/2013 10:00 a.m. Full Committee, Union Station, Ruth Fisher Boardroom, 401…

North Warren Street bridge in Roy closed for replacement

Work on the North Warren Street bridge in Roy has begun. The bridge is being replaced and will be closed for four months. The new bridge will be much wider and longer than the old bridge. There is more information in this article. Here are two photos of the work beginning this week.  

Friends of the Carbon Canyon meet to preserve their jewel

On August 3rd, the ‘Friends of the Carbon Canyon‘ held their annual meeting and potluck at Brian & Sue McCluskey’s. Their home is south of the historic O’Farrell Bridge over the Carbon River and another smaller one-lane bridge that re-crosses the river closer to Mount Rainier Park. At 5:00 p.m. the meeting began with discussion…