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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Pierce County road crews prepare for winter weather

Pierce County is preparing now for snow and ice on county roads.

Pierce County road crews will set up and recalibrate snow-fighting equipment and travel their snow plow routes on Oct. 20. Earlier in the week, they will review snow and ice response plan...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2016

Section of 108th Street East to be resurfaced Sept. 6-16

108th Street East will be resurfaced between Ainsworth Avenue South and Pacific Avenue South from Sept. 6-16.

The road will remain open, although it will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic. Motorists should expect 15-minute delays from 7 a...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Work to improve sidewalks, pedestrian visibility on Park Avenue South begins Aug. 29

Work to improve sidewalks and pedestrian visibility along Park Avenue South between 125th Street South and Garfield Street South will begin Aug. 29. The work is expected to be complete in late November.

The project will include new six-foot sidewalks a...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Open house on options to replace or rehabilitate the Fox Island Bridge planned for Aug. 2

The community is invited to an Aug. 2 open house to learn about potential options to rehabilitate or replace the Fox Island Bridge.

The Preliminary Type, Size and Location Study began in winter 2015. Pierce County and HDR Engineering, the consultant h...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

New version of the Pierce County Bike Map released

Bicyclists can now pick up the latest version of the Pierce County Bike Map at public libraries and most city halls and bike shops around the county.

The free map shows paved trails open to non-motorized traffic, bike lanes that are striped and signed...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

New traffic signal system to be activated at 52nd Street East and 66th Avenue East April 12

A new traffic signal system will be activated at the intersection of 52nd Street East and 66th Avenue East near Puyallup on April 12 to improve intersection operations.

Currently, there is a stop sign on 52nd Street East where it intersects with 66th A...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

New traffic signal system to be activated at 78th Avenue East and 192nd Street East March 31

A new traffic signal system will be activated at the intersection of 78th Avenue East and 192nd Street East near Graham on March 31 to improve intersection operations.

Currently, there are stop signs on 192nd Street East where it intersects with 78th A...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

Work at 112th Street East and A Street South intersection starts March 28

Work to relieve traffic congestion at the 112th Street East and A Street South intersection will start March 28. The work is expected to be complete by the end of July or early August.

The intersection will be widened to accommodate a new traffic signa...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2016

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start March 28

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 Monday, March 28, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control a...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2015

Pierce County completes evaluation of ramp, sidewalk compliance with ADA standards

Nearly all sidewalks in unincorporated Pierce County are wide enough to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), while non-compliant curb ramps may be creating barriers to accessibility.

These findings are part of Pierce County’s American...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Pierce County road crews prepare for winter weather

Pierce County is preparing now for winter weather on county roads.

On Oct. 12 and 13, Pierce County road crews will travel their snow plow routes, set up and recalibrate equipment, and review the county’s Snow and Ice Response Plan in anticipation of w...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Lacamas Creek Bridge reopens following replacement

The Lacamas Creek Bridge, located along 288th Street South just east of 48th Avenue South, reopened Sept. 23 after it was replaced.

The two-lane bridge, which is located east of Roy, had been closed since July 13 for the work. The bridge was replaced ...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

New work hours for Crystal Mountain Boulevard East project due to fire precautions

Work will resume Aug. 3 on a project to resurface 6.1 miles of Crystal Mountain Boulevard East from State Route 410 to the Crystal Mountain Resort after work was suspended July 6 due to fire precautions in the area.

The current schedule calls for work...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Delays expected on Brookdale Road East July 23-24 due to paving work

Motorists can expect moderate delays on Brookdale Road East, 131st Street East, and A Street South in Parkland from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 23-24 while crews place the final pavement on the roadway.

A pilot car will guide motorists though the paving pro...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Lacamas Creek Bridge to close July 13 for replacement

The Lacamas Creek Bridge, located along 288th Street South just east of 48th Avenue South, will close July 13 while it is replaced. The bridge is expected to open in mid-October.

A 7.5 mile detour will take motorists along 40th Avenue South, Tisch Road...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2015

County set to start resurfacing of Crystal Mountain Blvd East

Work will begin Monday, June 29 on a Pierce County project to resurface 6.1 miles of Crystal Mountain Boulevard East from State Route 410 to the Crystal Mountain Resort during the summer and fall of 2015 and 2016. Crews will also install new guardrails an...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Community invited to June 24 open house on planned Point Fosdick Drive Northwest roundabout

The community is invited to learn about a planned roundabout at the intersection of Point Fosdick Drive Northwest, Stone Drive Northwest, and 34th Avenue Northwest at an open house from 4-7 p.m. June 24 at the Goodman Middle School Commons, 3701 38th Ave....Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2015

Milroy Bridge over Puyallup River to close April 15 for inspection

The Milroy Bridge over the Puyallup River at 66th Avenue East and River Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 15 to allow crews to perform a detailed structural inspection and general maintenance. Motorists should use an alternative route ...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

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 sto...Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

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 applicati...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2015

Pierce County Ferry riders invited to take surveys on ferry use

Pierce County Ferry riders are invited to take a survey during each of their sailings on March 17, 19, 21 and 22 to share information about their trip as part of the ferry system’s Waterborne Transportation Study.

The origin and destination survey will...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Lane restrictions for vault installation along 72nd Street East begin March 9

Motorists traveling along 72nd Street East between Canyon Road East and 66th Ave. East should expect minor delays on weekdays from March 9 to April 6 while crews install a stormwater filter vault. The vault will remove contaminants from stormwater runoff ...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Road work postponed on 66th Avenue East

Work requiring closure of a portion of 66th Avenue East south of its intersection with River Road (SR 167) previously scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 has been postponed. Pierce County road crews were scheduled to trim roadside vegetation that is encroachin...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Interim traffic signal system to be installed at 94th Avenue East and 144th Street East

Work to install an interim traffic signal system and street lighting at the 94th Avenue East and 144th Street East intersection in South Hill will begin Jan. 20. Currently, the intersection is configured as a four-way stop.

Work is expected to be comp...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

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 f...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2014

New traffic signal configuration goes live Dec. 5 at Orting-Kapowsin Highway and 224th Street East

Motorists traveling through the intersection of Orting-Kapowsin Highway and 224th Street East will notice a new traffic signal configuration starting Friday, Dec. 5.

The signal in the eastbound direction on 224th Street East now includes a flashing ye...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Celebrate completion of 176th Street East corridor with Dec. 10 ribbon cutting

Government officials are inviting Pierce County residents to celebrate the completion of a series of projects along the 176th Street East corridor between B Street East and State Route 161 with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Dec. 10.

The ceremony kicks o...Read on...

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Reduce flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves

With wet fall weather returning and leaves falling, the potential for flooding along county roads increases. Pierce County residents can help reduce flooding by keeping storm drains clear of leaves.

“While residents are raking leaves in their yards, th...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Section of Golden Given Road East to close Sept. 15-19 while new culvert is installed

Golden Given Road East between 112th Street East and 121st Street East in Parkland will be closed Sept. 15-19 while crews install a new, larger culvert to help reduce neighborhood flooding and improve fish passage. Access for residents and traffic detour ...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Section of Vickery Avenue East to be closed Sept. 15-19

Vickery Avenue East between 128th Street East and 112th Street East will be closed Sept. 15-19 while crews rebuild the roadway.

A detour route will be in place, and will direct motorists west along 112th Street East, south along Waller Road East, and ...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2014

Pierce County to test new pavement products along 192nd Street East in Frederickson

Pierce County will apply seven pavement products along 192nd Street East in Frederickson in August and September to test the products’ performance and cost effectiveness over multiple years.

Pavement products are used to extend the life of county roads...Read on...

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Section of 9th Street East near Lake Tapps Park reopens after road work

9th Street East between 190th Avenue East and 198th Avenue East near Lake Tapps Park reopened Aug. 5 after crews reconstructed the roadway. The road was expected to reopen in mid-August.

Crews will continue to work along the roadway until the project i...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Section of Ninth Street East near Lake Tapps Park to close June 23 for construction

Ninth Street East between 190th Avenue East and 198th Avenue East near Lake Tapps Park will close June 23 while crews reconstruct the roadway. The road is expected to reopen by mid-August.

Traffic traveling east on Ninth Street East will be detoured no...Read on...

Posted on: June 2, 2014

Closure near 176th Street East and B Street East intersection this weekend

Pierce County will close 300 feet of 176th Street East just east of the 176th Street East and B Street East intersection for reconstruction from 7 a.m. June 7 to 5 a.m. June 9. Crews will excavate the existing roadway, place crushed rock, and pave the new...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

County Council recognizes efforts of Public Works employees

The Pierce County Council adopted a resolution recognizing the week of May 18-24, 2014 as “National Public Works Week” in Pierce County. Speaking on behalf of the Council, which unanimously supported Resolution 2014-62, Councilmember Doug Richardson appla...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Crews to prepare Ninth Street East near Lake Tapps Park for summer road closure

Motorists traveling along Ninth Street East between 190th Avenue East and 198th Avenue East near Lake Tapps Park should expect minor delays on weekdays from May 14 to June 13 as crews prepare the roadway for a summer road closure.

The two-lane road wil...Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start April 1

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 April 1, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applicatio...Read on...

Posted on: March 7, 2014

Brookdale project resumes

Construction on a project to replace a sewer main along Brookdale Road in Parkland will resume on March 11. Work is expected to be complete in 2016.

During the first phase of construction, sections of 131st Street East and Brookdale Road East will be c...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2013

New project on 176th Street East begins in early July

Construction work along 176th Street East from B Street East to 14th Avenue East in Frederickson will begin July 8.

This project is one of several Pierce County projects to improve safety and relieve traffic congestion through the 176th Street East co...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2013

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start April 8

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 April 8, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applicatio...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2012

Section of Artondale Drive NW to close overnight for paving

A section of Artondale Drive NW near Gig Harbor will be closed from 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 to 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12 as part of an area road construction project.

Artondale Drive NW will be closed from Wollochet Drive NW to 500 feet west of the inter...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2012

72nd Street KPS boat launch near Long Branch open following ramp rehabilitation

The boat launch on 72nd Street KPS near Long Branch reopened at 3 p.m. Sept. 26 following Pierce County’s rehabilitation of the ramp – two days ahead of schedule.

Crews replaced the existing ramp structure with concrete panels purchased from the Washi...Read on...

Posted on: September 21, 2012

5-day closure of 72nd Street KPS boat launch planned

The boat launch on 72nd Street KPS near Long Branch will be closed Sept. 24-28 so Pierce County can rehabilitate the ramp.

Crews will replace the existing ramp structure with concrete panels purchased from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlif...Read on...

Posted on: August 29, 2012

Celebrate completion of Canyon Road East projects at ribbon cutting Sept. 6

Pierce County residents are invited to celebrate the completion of a series of Canyon Road East corridor road projects from State Route 512 to 176th Street East.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. at the property located on the no...Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2012

Change at Sumner-Tapps Highway E/South Tapps Drive E intersection coming Aug. 14

Pierce County will revise the travel lanes of Sumner-Tapps Highway E Aug. 14 to provide left-turn lanes at the South Tapps Drive E intersection on the two legs of the highway. Left-turn lanes will not be added to South Tapps Drive E at the intersection. M...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2012

Hall Road boat launch to close Aug. 8 for paving

The boat launch on Hall Road in Vaughn will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 while crews pave the boat ramp approach.

This work is the last step in Pierce County's rehabilitation of the boat ramp. The county on Aug. 4 finished replacing the exis...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2012

Extra day needed to complete rehabilitation of Hall Road boat ramp

Pierce County will reopen the boat launch on Hall Road in Vaughn at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 after crews complete a rehabilitation of the boat ramp. The boat launch was closed on July 30 for the work. The county is replacing the existing ramp structure with concrete...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2012

Section of 112th Street East reopens ahead of schedule

The section of 112th Street East between Fruitland Avenue East and Woodland Avenue East that was closed June 25 for a road construction project reopened July 30---five days ahead of schedule.

Crews lowered the road by as much as five feet and installed...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2012

Five-day closure of Hall Road boat launch in Vaughn planned; ramp to be rehabilitated

The boat launch on Hall Road at Vaughn will be closed July 30 to August 3 so Pierce County can rehabilitate the ramp.

Crews will replace the existing ramp structure with concrete panels purchased from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2012

Crews to activate new signals at two Canyon Road intersections; new lanes to open

Crews to activate new signals at two Canyon Road intersections; new lanes to open

Pierce County will activate new traffic signals at two intersections of Canyon Road E in Frederickson on Wednesday and Thursday, resulting in lane restrictions over a two...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2012

Wire theft and vandalism cost Pierce County $8,865

Pierce County crews replaced the wiring that powers six street lights along a half-mile of county road at 38th Street and 192nd Street in Frederickson after discovering two separate incidents of wire theft and vandalism.

The repair work cost the count...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2012

Road closure of section of 112th St E starts June 25

Pierce County will close a section of 112th Street East on June 25 for six weeks as part of a road construction project.

112th Street East will be closed between Fruitland Avenue East and Woodland Avenue East until early August. A detour route has been...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2012

Spanaway fourth-graders paint 2 county snow plows

Painted snow plows

If you see a string of mittens or a cart-wheeling Santa Claus headed down the street during the next snowfall, you don't need new glasses.

These scenes were painted on two of Pierce County's snow plows on May 17 by fourth graders at the Elk Plain Schoo...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2012

Section of Orting-Kapowsin Highway temporarily closed due to localized flooding

The stretch of the Orting-Kapowsin Highway between 264th Street and 288th Street E. is closed temporarily due to localized flooding caused by heavy rains and wildlife activity.

Pierce County road crews closed the section at noon Friday, May 4. A detour...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2012

Summit-area residents invited to public meeting on proposed road improvements

Summit-area residents are invited to a public meeting on May 10 to learn about Pierce County’s proposed improvements to more than a mile of Canyon Road E. from 99th St. Court E. to 84th St. E.

“The improvements are intended to enhance safety and reliev...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2012

Annual county roadside herbicide applications start April 18

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 April 18, and continue through June. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applicati...Read on...