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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... 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.

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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 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... 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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2013

Section of 52nd Street East to be resurfaced Aug. 22-23; motorists should expect delays

Motorists traveling along 52nd Street East between 66th Avenue East and Pioneer Way East near Fife should expect long delays from 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 as crews resurface the roadway.

The... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read on...