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…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Pioneer Valley Oxbow flooding

By Marianne Lincoln FREDERICKSON, WA — Near Liberty Middle School and Pioneer Valley Elementary School there is a wetland that crosses under 204th Street and under Eustis Hunt Road. This area, called an oxbow has a rising water table when the groundwater reserve is full. The heavy rains we have had this winter, combined with…

Dennis Hanberg to lead Public Works AND PALS

PIERCE COUNTY — Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier today announced a number of changes within the leadership team at the County.  The announcement followed a formal evaluation and analysis process conducted by an outside consultant. After many years of service, Brian Ziegler, who led Public Works, is retiring from Pierce County. In light of this,…

Motorists should fix leaks so they “Don’t Drip and Drive”

PIERCE COUNTY — Vehicle leaks can cause havoc for drivers and the environment. Motorists in Pierce County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound, thanks to Puget Sound Starts Here’s “Don’t Drip and Drive” program. As part of the program, participating repair shops across Washington are conducting free visual leak…

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…

Pursuit suspect flies off Golden Given hill near Brookdale

A suspect being pursued by Pierce County Sheriff Deputies failed to negotiate the turn on Golden Given Road where it drops down to Brookdale Road. Instead, he went straight downhill, landing in the backyard between two Parkland area houses this evening between 7:30 and 8:00 p.m. The road was closed as emergency responders worked to…