I-5 South slowdowns Nov. 22

The Washington Dept of Transportation is advising that early morning travelers who use Interstate 5 near DuPont in Pierce County and Lacey in Thurston County will see minor delays on Sunday, Nov. 22. Crews working for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are removing an aerial utility line that crosses the interstate just south of Mounts…

Final Environmental Impact Statement released

From Pierce County: The draft updates have progressed through public open houses, land use advisory commission meetings and the Planning Commission’s final recommendations to the County Council. Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the council’s consideration process has been postponed. Final Environmental Impact Statement released Part of the update process…

50% Growth in 25 years – PSM Plan

[Editor Note: Contrast this with the County information about Frederickson, you can clearly see their bias toward growing Frederickson. Frederickson tripled (300%) P-S-M is noted to have grown 50% in that same timeframe. The Census of 2020 will tell us more soon.] From the Pierce County Planning page for the Parkland-Spanaway-Midland Plan PIERCE COUNTY —…

Canyon Road north extension update

Want to know more about what projects are planned for canyon road? Then be sure to attend the next Summit-Waller Community Association board meeting! Tuesday, September 3rd, 7:00pm @ Mid-County Community Center, 10205 44th Avenue East (behind Central Avenue Elementary) In addition to our regular board meeting agenda, we will have representatives from the Pierce…

County Roads: High friction surface treatment to be applied to a few

High friction surface treatment coming to Pierce County roads Pierce County will install a surface treatment at six roadway locations starting Aug. 5. The treatment – called a high friction surface treatment – will be applied at the following locations: • 122nd Street East/Military Road East – two curves near bottom of hill • McCutcheon…

Planning Commission considers huge land use changes in unincorporated areas

Controversial land use changes to the Frederickson, Parkland, Spanaway, Midland,  South Hill and Mid-County (Summit, Waller, North Clover Creek Collins) areas are progressing through the formal process of adoption in Pierce County. These changes involve housing and business uses, but not an accompanying infrastructure plan. Therefore the communities, already overcrowded for urban growth that has…

Canyon Road Traffic Delays 99th to 84th

Motorists should expect traffic delays along Canyon Road East between 99th Street Court East and 84th Street East through the fall due to utility work. This work is in preparation for an upcoming Pierce County road project along this section of Canyon Road East. Tacoma Power will be moving utility poles, and Puget Sound Energy…

Road Work near LaGrande – SR7 closures

State Route 7 slope stabilization work begins in July Travelers will see daytime closures of SR 7 near La Grande EATONVILLE – Travelers heading to Alder Lake and Mount Rainier National Park on State Route 7 this summer and fall will want to plan extra travel time into their adventures. As early as July 15,…