Milroy Bridge over Puyallup River to close April 9 for inspection

PIERCE COUNTY, WA — The Milroy Bridge over the Puyallup River at 66th Avenue East and River Road East will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 9 while crews perform a detailed structural inspection and general maintenance. Motorists will need to use an alternative route during the closure. Pierce County Planning…

April 13 Hearing on new zoning

PIERCE COUNTY, WA – Pierce County residents are invited to learn about and provide feedback on proposed updates to the Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland and South Hill Community Plans at an April 13 open house. Community plans provide direction on how growth and development will be handled. The plans address topics such as zoning, transportation, the look…

REZONED! April 13 – Data display

Residents across Spanaway, Frederickson, Parkland, Midland, and South Hill received letters around March 30, noting their home properties have been rezoned from Moderate Density Single Family (MSF) to Neighborhood Corridor (NCor). This zoning is set in the County plan called Centers and Corridors. The new zoning is a done deal according to local real estate…

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 25

Pierce County roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 25, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal and state-approved herbicides are used. Pierce…

Graham Library intersection meeting Feb. 6

Public invited to Feb. 6 open house on 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East intersection project The public is invited to learn about Pierce County’s plans to improve the intersection at 92nd Avenue East and 224th Street East at an open house on Feb. 6 at North Star Elementary, 7719 224th St. E in…

Graham Library intersection

If you drive on 224th Street in Graham past the library, no doubt you have occasionally been stuck in traffic when the road was blocked by an accident. 224th Street is a county road outside of the urban growth boundary, therefore, it has no been slated for widening even though it bridges two state highways…

County Speed Limit Control hearing

PIERCE COUNTY –  Final Council hearing on Proposal No. 2018-48. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2010-36, Making Applicable Revisions to the Maximum Speed Limits of County Roads and Directing the County Engineer to Properly Implement the Maximum Speed Limits Through the Use of Appropriate Traffic Control Devices; and Setting an…

22nd Avenue signal work at 152nd

[Editor Note: I raised my family near this intersection; they are now grown with their own children. This improvement is at least 30 years overdue, which says a lot about all our county roads. 22nd Avenue from 176th Street to this location historically was called Radermacher Road. It was named for the Radermachers who lived…

Muck Creek Bridge closure – 8th Ave. E.

[Pole Line Road, Kinsman, 8th Avenue East] Muck Creek bridge along 8th Avenue East to close July 17 for replacement A bridge over the North Fork of Muck Creek will close for about four months starting July 17 while it is replaced. The 32-foot-long bridge, which is located along 8th Avenue East about a one-half…

Chip Seal Fail on O-K Highway

By Marianne Lincoln Remember the recent chip sealing project Pierce County was doing on the Orting Kapowsin Highway at the end of May? Have you noticed the loose gravel all over the road since that time? That loose gravel is not normal, in fact, the past several years, the county has been using a technique…