8th Avenue East Road Work

PIERCE COUNTY — Work to resurface 8th Avenue East from 336th Street East to 288th Street East will begin April 11. The project is expected to be complete in mid-May. The project area is located south of Joint Base Lewis-McChord between 8th Avenue South and State Route 7. Approximately 200 feet of guardrail will be…

March 30 Canyon Road Regional Connection Project neighborhood meeting

Dear neighbor,   Please join the Pierce County Canyon Road Regional Connection Project team for a virtual neighborhood meeting on March 30!   Residents of the Radiance and Saddle Creek neighborhoods will learn about plans for 70th Avenue East, including how it connects to the larger Canyon Road Regional Connection Project. You’ll also have the…

Report adverse road conditions to Pierce County

Pierce County Planning and Public Works (PPW) is monitoring all rivers and responding to localized flooding events on county roads, stormwater facilities, and levees. They can be reported through an online or mobile app. Flooded roadways Drain, ditch or pipe plugged in unincorporated Pierce County City flooding: Tacoma Lakewood Puyallup Other hazards, (there are many…

Online open house for SR 702 roundabout east of McKenna

MCKENNA – A new single-lane roundabout will replace the existing two-way stop at the intersection of State Route 702 and Eighth Avenue South in Pierce County. Starting today, Aug. 24, community members can learn more about the intersection improvement plans during an online open house. The Washington State Department of Transportation will use public feedback…

Public invited to online open house for SR 510, Yelm Loop completion project

Supplemental Environmental Assessment available for review, comment WSDOT, YELM — People can learn more about the next steps in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s  State Route 510, Yelm Loop project via an online open house.   The project will build the remaining 3 miles of State Route 510 between Cullens Road and SR 507….

Guardrail, retaining walls coming to section of 264th Street East

[Editor Note: this is just east of Chase Gardens where you drop down from Kapowsin into the Puyallup Valley.] About 600 feet of guardrail will be installed on the outside edge of 264th Street East to increase safety. The work will start May 17 and is expected to be complete in late June. The work…

Where is the traffic?

By Marianne Lincoln I looked at the traffic count report for Pierce County today and decided to compile a list. As you look, please note in your mind, at these levels of traffic, which type of road surface does it have. Also ask yourself, how many lanes are taking this number of cars. Pacific Avenue…

Thorne Lane on-ramp to I-5 closes for 3 months

Work leads to permanent ramp changes for travelers, removes potential railroad intersection delays WSDOT LAKEWOOD — Travelers should prepare for a new stage of work on the I-5 Steilacoom-DuPont Road to Thorne Lane Corridor Improvements project. Once finished this construction will permanently change the way travelers exit to Berkeley Street and Thorne Lane. Weather permitting,…

Tetatzin named new Pierce County Planning and Public Works director

Jennifer Tetatzin, a retired United States Navy commander, has been named Pierce County’s Planning and Public Works Director, pending confirmation by the Pierce County Council. Tetatzin most recently served as a Senior Principal Advisor in the Washington, D.C. area for Concurrent Technologies Corporation, a non-profit, professional services company.  As a senior consultant for the Department…