Anderson Island ferry service suspended

Pierce County Ferry service is suspended until further notice following a failure of the Anderson Island dock. A marine contracting crew is on-scene and assessing the situation and making the repair to the dock. Please plan for ferry service to be suspended throughout the morning. Another update will be provided at 10 a.m. about next…

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,…

On the move: I-5 lanes in Tacoma to shift

New construction phase requires two traffic shifts TACOMA – Contractor crews building a new southbound Interstate 5 bridge across the Puyallup River in Tacoma are getting ready to enter a new phase of construction that will move traffic in all lanes of I-5 from McKinley Way to the Port of Tacoma Road into new configurations….

Weekend Lane Closures on I-5 Nisqually

[Editor Note: This means serious traffic on SR507 in Yelm, McKenna & Roy and SR7 in Spanaway Parkland] LACEY – People who travel on northbound Interstate 5 in Nisqually should plan for two weekends of significant delays due to around-the-clock lane closures. The work scheduled June 7-10 and June 14-17 will allow contractor crews working…

WSDOT Pierce Cty Transportation Survey

Pleas take a few minutes out of your busy day to give feedback to the State of Washington on needed improvements to the transportation in Pierce County. Here is the link. The survey is broken into section for each area they are studying. You have to select one at a time, then choose to go…

One lane Pacific Avenue? AKA How to destroy a community

[Editorial story] Remember the train accident in January that close I-5 near the Nisqually River? Remember the traffic that followed through Roy, Spanaway and Parkland? There is no doubt, SR-7 through Spanaway and Parkland is an alternate route to the I-5 freeway. With that in mind, consider making Pacific Avenue only one lane each direction….

HIGH Capacity Transit Corridor – soon

Alexandra Mather, the Government and Community Relations Officer for Pierce Transit and her colleague, Darin Stavish, are going to share some information on a Pierce Transit project to build a high capacity transit corridor (HCT) – from downtown Tacoma to Spanaway along SR -7. They would like to engage citizens, give you more information and…

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,…

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

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…