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…

Frederickson Meeting on transportation Mar 21

This is your friendly reminder about Saturday’s meeting. Bring your Frederickson transportation questions for the guest speaker. Hope to see you at 9 AM, @ Christ Christian Baptist Church, 8016 176th St. E. The Guest Speaker for our March 21st meeting will be Letticia Neal, the Section Manager of Pierce County’s Transportation Improvement Department. She…

What are those? Cameras?

PARKLAND, WA — You may have been noticing the construction around 112th Street and Pacific Avenue in Parkland lately. In the course of the changes in the underground utilities and the sidewalk disruption, several cameras appeared at the intersection. First, on the northbound lanes of Pacific; now, facing the eastbound lanes of 112th Street. Our first email…

Pierce County receives $2.16 million for road safety projects

Pierce County will receive $2.16 million in federal highway safety improvement funds to fund five road safety projects. Pierce County is among 46 agencies across Washington that will receive more than $48 million in federal highway safety improvement funds, according to a Jan. 8 announcement by the Washington State Department of Transportation. “These funds will…

Ribbon cutting for the 176th Street corridor project

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Public Works Director Brian Ziegler and Councilman Jim McCune joined Steve Gorchester, Executive Director of the Transportation Improvement Board (Washington State) for the ceremony. 176th residents Shirley and Abe Adams helped cut the ribbon. The Adams live near B Street on 176th. They had an accident coming out of their…