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…

Relieve congestion on Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont?

The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about ideas to help relieve congestion on Interstate 5 between Lakewood and DuPont. Washington State Department of Transportation staff will host the open house where commuters and residents are encouraged to participate and comment. Proposed corridor improvements WSDOT officials will be on hand…

Section of 72nd Street East closed March 28-29 for vault installation

72nd Street East between Canyon Road East and 66th Avenue East will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, March 28 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 29 while crews install pipes under the road for a new stormwater filter vault. The vault will remove contaminants from stormwater runoff before it enters Rody Creek. The closure will not impact local…

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 30

Pierce County roadsides will get their annual makeover this spring and summer. An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders will start March 30, 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. Workers…